Casualties

March 15, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley


"We apologize for these
civilian casualties."
It is a political apology
meant to appease a government
that may or may not care
in a personal way,
but realizes the need
to pretend.

The author's comments:
Listening to the news. It's bad enough when they have live sound bytes of soldiers being shot through the head. Then they tell us that, woops, we just blew up about 9 civilians, mostly women and children. It seems that both countries view it like dropping pebbles in a cup of water: you can only drop so many before the water spills over. We only get so many "accidents" before there will be retribution.

But do either of these political machines, these governments really care?

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 4:30 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Ths poem is so short but sums up so much.

on May. 1 2010 at 7:50 pm
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

I couldn't have stopped myself. I definitely am.

on May. 1 2010 at 12:11 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

somebody gets it. thank you for writing this. you're ready to save the world.


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