Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Responsibilities of War

Responsibilities of War

I would like the president
to finish the life of
at least one soldier he sent to die

after a thousand deaths
it should be the law

the president shows up
and says hello mrs. jones
I’m your husband now
where are the children
the note I have says
I have a little boy and
a girl

she says hello
and hands him a lunch box
and sends him off
to work at the factory
he’s late
and doesn’t have any
sick time or vacation
because he’s been away

Randolph Nesbitt

Posted over on Poets Against The War

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