the morning news  

sparkee58 58M
606 posts
8/22/2006 2:50 am

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8/23/2006 3:33 am

the morning news


I found this poem online at Bushwatch, a site that takes the news from around the world and puts it in one place. Every major newspaper is represented and it's a great place to see how the rest of the earth's inhabitants, that weren't fortunate enough to be American, think about events. One interesting story this morning said that Gore was only 5 points behind Hillary in the polls for the nomination.
Here's the deal. Gore was 100% right about Bush; that the surplus would disappear, that his math made no sense. That the war would be a fiasco and that he was ripping to shreads the US Constitution by his spying on citizens.
Anyway.
This poem was there. Out of tragedy comes art.

the morning news
by
Gwen Gould

morning wakens
glistening wet sun drops
on quivering leaves
whisper life

NY Times headlines
slip silently into my inbox
without the dramatic voice
of a newscaster

the words scream out
their horrific content
jarring the core
of my quiet

people are blown up
while they shop
ride the trains
travel to work

my garden vegetables
lucious green and swollen
from the monsoon-like rain
need weeding and tending

bombs
in the open market
kill innocent people
shopping for produce

I weed and spade
in dazed disbelief
tears mingled with sweat
fall on my broccoli

death is a high price to pay for fresh vegetables

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
8/22/2006 10:53 am

great poem

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


sparkee58 replies on 8/22/2006 11:07 am:
rather sad though

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
8/22/2006 12:52 pm

Are you the only one besides me that would like to see Gore as our President? If he's only five points behind, I hope he gets in the ring. At least he has a clear message that is different. thanks for the poem, it is rather sad, but poignant.


sparkee58 replies on 8/22/2006 1:42 pm:
the once and future king

canyaz 48F
17087 posts
8/22/2006 6:49 pm

I voted for him the last time. The Author of the poem hit it right on the head. I am amazed daily what we do to each other. I read a book years ago called "Abyss" It was made into a movie but failed to give the main message. In the book the "aliens living in the Mariana Trench call the humans, "Those who kill themselves". The idea effected how I look at the news and the world. We do kill ourselves everyday.

There is a difference between a good BJ and a bad BJ.
canyaz


sparkee58 replies on 8/23/2006 1:35 am:
as I'm sure the dolphins and whales now think of us

FrankPicasso 52M

8/22/2006 10:01 pm

Sometimes art needs to devastate. This is devastating.


sparkee58 replies on 8/23/2006 1:36 am:
verbal shock and awe

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