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The Railway Man by Sandra Anfang

The Railway Man by Sandra Anfang

For Eric Lomax and Takashi Nagase   For some the war never ends rages behind genteel manners horn-rimmed specs placid brows mouths stitched tight as Bedouin wombs.   Will not remember. Can not forget.   Ame-koh. Gai-gin. Gai-ko.   Right hand man to the general shrouded in interpreter’s guise saved by education, a clever tongue […]

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The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

I saw the first Gulf War explode on CNN–- bombs bursting over Baghdad like giant fireflies gone mad. Newsclips showed the fierce Republican Guard our troops flew off to conquer though they were said to be invincible– but they looked like my son and his friends only Arab, dark eyes shiny as forest ponds, bright […]

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The Great Re-Weaving by Eila Kundrie Carrico

The Great Re-Weaving by Eila Kundrie Carrico

A web is woven suspended, sparkling. Spider dreams a new dream a new story. She creates and she waits. She knows the web will break. Patient, she watches from her place of power in the center and then descends to create again.   Eila Carrico grew up in rural central Florida, and her curiosity led […]

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To Serve by Jill Boyles

To Serve by Jill Boyles

Chinese characters are made up of radicals and strokes. Let’s start with an easy one. What does this look like to you? A person, you say? Good! A person doing what? Yes, carrying a tray. That’s right. Who might this person be? No, not a servant. Guess again. No guesses? A woman. This is how […]

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Peace is Bliss by Kim Hazelwood

Peace is Bliss by Kim Hazelwood

Peace is Bliss is Bliss is Peace Give me a piece of The Bliss of your kiss-   Dream, Peace , dream.   Real Peace with a plan is Peace  without  guns- Plus  sweet Peace is possible With  freshly warmed buns.   Peace is the valley Peace is how green, How Blue How Silver, How […]

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Two Short Poems by Paula Dawn Lietz

Two Short Poems by Paula Dawn Lietz

Angry Words Splatter We’ve bled since the day we were born falling from the womb in one bloody spiral. Angry the words tossed against the wall splattering and dripping down our legs; red, black and yellow seeking wildly the very breath you take. What time is it Mr Wolf? Are you safe and secure in your […]

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The Warrior by Marcy Corprew

The Warrior by Marcy Corprew

Eighteen, freshly out of high school— some regard him as a “kid” you know, still wet behind the ears. He on the other hand, knows himself to be a man— a man with a mission. One fine morning, the sound of birds chirping, the aroma of bacon mingling in the air, and a plate with […]

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Verbal Jihad by Angela Jackson-Brown

Verbal Jihad by Angela Jackson-Brown

She is their teacher, and she fears them.   In spite of all her Liberal tendencies, whenever she hears them speak their words, she is frightened.   To her, their words are 9-11 and blood soaked deserts fertilized with the bones of American soldiers blown to bits by solemn faced Iraqis and Afghanis who speak […]

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Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves

In the name of our ancestors, ourselves and future generations I will meet you half way. Your aggression will be erased from my heart and mind to free our souls and spirits. Take, this day, my hand and promise to absolve what my forefathers and I did to you and your kin. Surrender not into […]

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Duty by Casey FitzSimons

Duty by Casey FitzSimons

I drove down every country road and took the bus through city wards and saw each mother, father, sister gasp and pale and weakly take my letter with both hands as though it was a dripping and still dangerous sword, all that was left, not simply words. I broke the falls of mothers’ faints and […]

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