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Author Name: FreeArnoNym 2 Comments
Date Added: November 06, 2004 19:11:58 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Hear the voices in the sky,
The lamentations, loud.
Hear the lonely mother's cry,
lacerating gloomy clouds:

"The blood will flow like wine,
From the font of war;
Where a law assigns,
What war-crimes are.

The tears will flow too late,
At Funerals and cheerless chime.
When the the victims susurrate:
'War itself, is crime...'"
Author's Notes:
of course, this poem is not against the condemnation of war crimes, but against the indirect justification and belittlement of the "normal war"...
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Comment By: FreeMikmaqShaman on November 7, 2004 07:12:47 PM Report
I wanted to say, in my first comment that your use of the word "chime" meaning "Agreement; accord" works wonderfully well in the line "At Funerals and cheerless chime." It is an unusual use of for the word, but it works very well in this work. Congratulations. Blessed Be. Mi'kmaq Shaman
Comment By: FreeMikmaqShaman on November 7, 2004 01:11:34 PM Report
This poem, written in a language that is not your native tongue, speaks truly to the the "crime" of war; the loss of life, of it's victims capabilitiees, and in the country where war is waged, the "crime" of war is taking what is normal out of every day and making pain, suffering, and fear into "normal." This is VERY well written. I wouldn't revise a thing (big smiles). Blessed Be. Mi'kmaq Shaman


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