Sandra Osborne


Watching Cnn

Poem by Sandra Osborne

I saw the shelling of the houses
I saw the planes and bombs and tanks.
I saw the women and children dying,
I saw the river’s bloody banks.

I saw the lies and all the rumors,
I saw the president standing tall.
I saw the shock and the awe was awesome,
I saw the stupidity of it all.

I saw the meaningless death and carnage,
I saw the beating of the chest.
I saw the women and children dying,
I saw the pain of all the rest.

I saw our reason disappearing,
I saw the pundits tell us why.
I saw the hopeless helpless anger,
I saw Cindy Shehan cry.

I saw the president on vacation,
I saw the torture, how it thrived.
I saw the women and children dying,
I saw the names of the dead held high.

I saw the face in the mirror screaming,
I saw the insanity never stop.
I saw the war go on forever,
I saw the smiles at the very top.


Comments about Watching Cnn by Sandra Osborne

  • Mary Nagy (10/21/2005 10:51:00 AM)

    This is a very powerful poem Sandra. Very heartfelt. Sometimes it's too hard to watch the news. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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  • Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari (10/20/2005 9:36:00 PM)

    A very sad thing.....read my poem series Mindless Masses. I think you'll like it. Good write!(Report)Reply

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/20/2005 6:05:00 PM)

    It's a game show with real people real tradgedy and we are the audience

    Warm regards allan(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 2, 2006