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When Words Fail, Silence Speaks Best

The war hawks screamed “Where are your words Now that ours have fallen?” But silence spoke loudest A simple prayer Of grief …

The Land Between Two Rivers

The land between where two rivers flow Wonders if ever peace again it will know Forgotten are the glories of long ago …

Death Comes Calling

Chicken Little of the modern age “The sky is falling” the media rage They follow him through the darkest wood He knows …

War Over, Battle Just Begun

Take a Hero Fishing is one of the many campaigns by activists to help the veterans fit back into society. Suffering PTSD, …

Fr Jacques Hamel – Martyr – RIP

He knelt in his parish church this morning The world knew not his name But God knew him – as strangers On …

Rainbow Gone Red

In memory of and in solidarity with the victims of the PULSE nightclub shooting in Orlando. While its probably a lone wolf …

Keep Calm and Tango On

When the world with worry is gone crazy And its understandable to be so That its OK and again will be As …

Glam Dicenn on Daesh

May the strength that they seek elude them As they are blind to the faith they profess The glory sought be thwarted: …

Tears For and Thoughts with Paris Tonight

Après la pluie, le beau temps. Translation: After troubles, calm comes back. These streets have seen blood before Terror too, and have …

Bones in the Sun

I was at a remembrance service for April 8th, a decade or more ago, – the commemorative day for victims of the …

Struggle with the Self

Def: “nafs” the ego; Arabic History repeats itself again: In another land, blood is spilled In the name of purity By soldiers …

A Maud Gonne of the Kurds

As Kurds fight to free Korbani I post this old poem of mine in tribute to the Peshmerga and their women fighters! …

Its Not Another Revolution

Its not another revolution Those people on the streets Its a demand for justice That comes through those tweets And posts through …

911 – A Tribute Poem

The War on Terror is the wrong response to 911, which I dont believe to be a conspiracy as circulates on the …

Dust Settles in Gaza

The dust settles in Gaza Peace breaks out, uneasy… It is hoped to last… Gut feels are true, mine queasy… Proved all …

Distant City, Close Experience

Gaza and Granard, both experienced revenge attacks from insurgents activities, bar Gaza is on a greater scale than anything the Black and …

No Croppies They

No Croppies they to lie down At the conquerors command Will not walk the road the sidewalk to give To those who …

Gaza – a Ghazal

Cathleen ni Houlihan (1), she does not sleep tonight Her pains are over, but she thinks of another tonight Maiden pure, of …

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