Sunday, March 19, 2006
Happy Birthday, Iraq War
The ghosts of American soldiers
wander the streets of Balad by night,
unsure of their way home, exhausted,
the desert wind blowing trash
down the narrow alleys as a voice
sounds from the minaret, a soulfull call
reminding them how alone they are,
how lost. And the Iraqi dead,
they watch in silence from rooftops
as date palms line the shore in silhouette,
leaning toward Mecca when the dawn wind blows.
-- Ashbah, by Iraq veteran Brian Turner
Posted by: BadTux / 3/19/2006 09:57:00 PM
I observed this anniversary by seeing "V for Vendetta."
# posted by Lab Kat : 20/3/06 11:17 AM
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