Tag Archives: poetry for peace

Will You Lay Wreath For Them?

Eighty-three years before 2001 was 1918 seventeen years after 2001 is 2018 and it’s now been 100 years since the armistice 100 years since there was peace between nations 100 years since the war to end all wars ended 100 … Continue reading

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Standing By The Ruins

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime   instead of winter, write verses about laughing instead of crying, dancing instead of dying let them write … Continue reading

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Cleanse Yourself

Your W-2’s are the new draft cards, burn them cleanse yourself from war.

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Checkpoints & Interviews & Gunpoints

I just got another phone call from my friend in Bethlehem who is more educated than I am but is waiting to hear back about a job scrubbing toilets and emptying bed pans at a nursing home in Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Violently Uprooted

Follow the tracks and you will be led through the rubble that was a Palestinian village until last spring   Follow the tracks and you will be led through the Israeli settlement that was a Palestinian village until 1967   … Continue reading

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I Hope You’re Crying Too

It’s been raining all day today and it rained yesterday too and just when I was feeling blue about all the grey skies I realized that today was August 9th and then I opened up my eyes and I cried … Continue reading

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And The Good News…?

In Gaza, the hospitals are running out of fuel for the generators that power them and allow doctors to try to heal the sick the little emergency fuel that remains is running out and densely populated civilian areas are being … Continue reading

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