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0108 Two Poems About War

Rating: 2.8

see that woman
flung over her son's dead body
howling from the depths
of her womb

what has she
to do with war
or war with her?

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Michael Emine 13 June 2006

I like it that you are next to me here!

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Gina Onyemaechi 13 June 2006

War makes casualties, as well you know, Mikey. And you have expressed this so movingly and so economically. Love, Gina.

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... ... 13 June 2006

margaret thatcher?

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INTERESTING FODDER FOR DEBATE, Mr. SHEPHERD, INDEED....MY CONCLUSION W/ ALL WOMEN AS YOU ALLUDE TO IN SOLIDARITY ON THE ISSUE OF WAR IS THAT WAR AS WE KNOW IT WOULD ULTIMATELY CEASE AS, IN MY OPINION, POWERFUL IS A TEMPORARY STATE...POWER WHEN EXERCISED IN RELENTLESS MASS IS POTENTIALLY INFINITE. STELLAR TOSS TO THE READER...FINE PENNING...BUT YOU KNEW THAT! ''''''''''''''''FRANK

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'Ouch' (as they are saying in Westminster at the moment) . Superbly put as ever Michael. Thought-provoking and oh-so-true. (Particularly of course the footnote, one which I henceforth adopt) . Women both victims, as mothers, and perpetrators, to the extent that they may 'guide' male mentality.

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Michael Emine 13 June 2006

PS I forgot to mention that I was referring to your poem of course, and also that I like it

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