Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Send the Bush Twins


never liked the word "sacrifice,"

prefer "freedom," prefer to choose this or that
path based on necessity that springs from love,
moss on the north side of a trail,
black, wet, earth, something tangible,
the curve of a river, one son needs a place to live,
one needs to find himself, space for that —

I don't consider the financial consequences
of helping my loved ones a sacrifice.
Or the time I give to community.
The work I do for the environment,
for peace, is a gift.

I love America, the people, the land,
the families herein.

I'm of the opinion that not one
more American should be called to Iraq
until the Bush twins go.

Let the surge start there.

Ditto for every congressional son and daughter,
whose parent votes to fund the debacle in Iraq,
ditto for the children of senators, judges,

generals, and corporate CEOs who profit
from the war machine.

Let the elite have skin in the game.

Have you seen the new American money?

It looks like it's been drawn through

©Susan Bright, 2007

Susan Bright is the author of nineteen books of poetry. She is the editor of Plain View Press which since 1975 has published one-hundred-and-fifty books. Her work as a poet, publisher, activist and educator has taken her all over the United States and abroad. Her most recent book, The Layers of Our Seeing, is a collection of poetry, photographs and essays about peace done in collaboration with photographer Alan Pogue and Middle Eastern journalist, Muna Hamzeh.

* Click here to listen to or read Keith Olberman on the subject.

Thanks to theragblog for posting this photo of Ashley -- neice of GW, at the Debutant ball.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now there's some curtsy! Saw "The Queen."
Speaking of sacrifice, after seeing "Apocalypto" and "Blood Diamond", among other films this season, the concept of sacrifice is written in blood throughout time and all over the globe. Without seeing it reenacted it is hard to imagine how tragic the effect on humanity.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New year, Oz! I like the addition of the Keith Olbermann report, you and he are on the same page.

12:51 PM  

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