This is the new blog...CONFESSION ZERO


(SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN (D), CONNECTICUT: The war is not lost in Iraq. In fact, now American Iraqi security forces are winning. The enemy is on the run in Iraq. But, here in — in Congress, in Washington, we seem to be, or some — some members seem to be on the run, chased, I fear, by public opinion polls.)

COOPER: Is the enemy on the run in Iraq, Michael (Ware)?

WARE: No, certainly not. And I think we need to be aware that it’s enemies. I mean, America doesn’t face just one opponent in this country, but a whole multitude, many of whom are becoming stronger, the longer the U.S. occupation here, or presence here, in Iraq continues. So, unfortunately, I’m afraid that Senator Lieberman has taken an excursion into fantasy.


O warriors in the red gleaming grove
with voices like that of stone…

Heroes beneath the noisy rubble of human rage
with breath like that of decomposing joy…

Brothers and sisters at rest under the darkened sky
with an ashen vigor like that of midnight fog...

Half–lived and fruitless toward your end,
rise up and speak!

Bring forth your will from beneath the crushed stone
and inform these thieves and frauds they’re wrong!

O bright mourning lifts no truth from this;
our dying soil, no glee pours forth its liquid mouth...

Peace, if it is to come, shall enter upon your spoils,
and those lofting fantasy upon you and your brethren,
rejected, leaving your trace floating over the world…

© 2007 mrp/thepoetryman

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