Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


A Song For Iraq - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Listen, people are crying
Listen, bombs are raining
Listen, missiles are pounding
Fires are spreading
Houses are burning
People are running.

Listen, mothers are screaming
Listen, children are dying
Listen, soldiers are bleeding
Death is growing
Hate is rising
Where are we heading?

Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
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(written at the 9th day of bombing April 2002)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Meant to be sung with guitar chords

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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