Wednesday, April 17, 2013


KILLERS

I am singing to you 
Soft as a man with a dead child speaks;
Hard as a man in handcuffs,
Held where he cannot move:

__ Under the sun
Are sixteen million men,
Chosen for shining teeth,
Sharp eyes, hard legs,
And a running of young warm blood in their wrists.

__ And a red juice runs on the green grass;
And a red juice soaks the dark soil.
And the sixteen million are killing. . . and killing
______ and killing.

__ I never forget them day or night:
They beat on my head for memory of them;
They pound on my heart and I cry back to them,
To their homes and families, dreams and games.

__ I wake in the night and smell the trenches,
And hear the low stir of sleepers in lines—
Sixteen million sleepers and pickets in the dark:
Some of them long sleepers for always,
Some of them tumbling to sleep to-morrow for always,
Fixed in the drag of the world's heartbreak,
Eating and drinking, toiling. . . on a long job of
___ killing.
Sixteen million men.



~ Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

5 comments:

  1. Rumor has it that the Boston Bombing was done by aRighting Pro-Gun organization, to show that not only Guns can KILL people. It blows my mind how far these Rightwingers will go to get their way.
    Lets not forget that right-wing extremist have a LONG track record of this sort of thing.

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  2. We all know the left would rather exploit this politically rather than get to the bottom of it, and I have no doubts that the Obama crowd will come up with an accusation that will eventually lay all this that the fear of some right-wing extremist organization. . It‘s sick and sad but that’s what they do. And by the way, wherés the justice for victims in Benghazi? Wére still waiting for Jugears to keep his promise Remember these words? “But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. We will find out who did this, we will find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice.”.
    And where has the justice been for: the Fort Hood terrorist attack Obama called "work place violence. Another Obama promise!
    Wére still waiting!
    Or as Hillary Clinton would say: "What difference does it make !!!!! "
    This BS is getting to be a tired old song !

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  3. "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."

    Whether you believe it or not, the consequences for disobeying that -- and any other of the Ten Commandments -- are dire.

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  4. And by the way, "rumor has it" that a great many infantile mischief-makers, malcontents and irresponsible morons ceaselessly troll the blogosphere in search of pointless conflict.

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  5. I believe the media is on the case and close to solving the case and identifying the perps of the Boston Marathon blast.

    Seems that the bomb was a device that used a pressure cooker filled with roofing nails, ball bearings and nuts. Just the sort of stuff one would expect to find in a well-stocked Southie soup kitchen.

    Word has it that Piers Morgan and Andy Cooper will be knocking on doors in the neighbourhood. Better duck out quick Ducky.

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