is in bed with the Taliban
Bush made him
Bush portrayed him
as the new hope for Afghanistan
Hope dwindles for troops and locals
Speak up now
or this wretched row
will get old enough for bifocals
Earn your rent
Time has come to stop it
Tell command crew and
grunts, “It’s true,
come home!” Champagne? We’ll pop it
© Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Headlines bled before my eyes. “Karzai accuses US of working with Taliban.” What an ungrateful putz, and yet, it’s perfect timing. Let’s blow out of there, right?
NOW will you end the war, Pres. Obama? This war is the longest in American history, and it’s been on your watch for the last full term, so it’s your war now, no matter that Dubya started it. Why don’t you “shock and awe” us by saying that since Bush’s puppet Afghan president no longer respects us, we’re out of there. Every IED is meant for either American troops or the Afghan police who work with them.
Call the White House at 202-456-1111. CALL EVERY DAY. And don’t forget to tell the volunteers it’s not their fault that Pres. Obama is messing up. Thank these kind people for their service, giving up their time to, as one vol put it, “Get one nice comment from you for every 12 people using the “N” word to describe the president.” Peace, Amy
The Trifecta 33-333 word challenge was the third definition of TIME (noun)
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end
b : an opportune or suitable moment —often used in the phrase about time
Meanwhile, ABC Wednesday is on the letter I. “Idiocy” seemed apropos. Also at my very intelligent home away from home, Poets United, where I am proud to be a member!
March 13, 2013 at 12:26 am
It’s about time! Peace, not war.
March 13, 2013 at 1:15 am
Hear hear! Just saw a terrific anti-war poster that said “Bombing for peace is like F&*$%ing for virginity!”
March 13, 2013 at 3:15 am
Great post Amy! Couldn’t agree more. By the way, when is Dubya going to be arrested? We’ve all been waiting since 911.
March 13, 2013 at 3:21 am
And don’t forget all the maimed and killed British troops over there – Bush wasn’t the only warmonger- Blair was equally duped.
March 13, 2013 at 5:19 am
There are people who seem to think I agree with everything this President has done, because I did vote for him twice, but you’ve nailed a couple major issues (war, drones) that I disagree with him about.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
March 13, 2013 at 5:55 am
now we get to see what real mettle the president is all about…and if he really is no different than the rest…just another slick salesman…and its desperation anyway…we cant play welfare to the world…
March 13, 2013 at 7:19 am
This is a wonderful expression and I loved the poetry. It sickens me that this war is still going on and so many troops have lost their lives, given their time,, and I would love to see them all come home. Thank you for sharing this. I have one blog based on poetry: http://myconstantthought.blogspot.com/ and I have the word press blog that I’m fairly new to and still getting used to it.
March 13, 2013 at 8:19 am
It is time. Indeed, it is time. Ingratitude is a sign that it is time.
Josie Two Shoes
March 13, 2013 at 8:37 am
Powerful words that state so well what needs to be done, let’s put an end to this madness!
Josie Two Shoes
March 13, 2013 at 8:44 am
(Your Poets United link on this post is missing part of it’s address… takes us to the wrong place. 🙂
March 13, 2013 at 10:14 am
Zactly – and yes, Karzai is a putz!
March 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm
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March 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm
Love this, Amelita. I always love your political statements.
March 14, 2013 at 12:11 am
I try to stay out of politics, but I have to say this was a great post. I’d like to see that war end, too.
March 14, 2013 at 10:06 am
*sigh* If only it was so easy to just…stop…fighting.
March 14, 2013 at 11:03 am
Well said! I’ll make that phone call.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
March 14, 2013 at 11:54 am
Truth spoken in poetric.
March 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm
Powerful words.. I hope the President read your blog.
Internet is a Blessing
Catching up with letter i entries.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
March 15, 2013 at 5:08 am
Great protest poem, Amy!