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George Potter

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Couple of poems.
« on: May 05, 2005, 09:17:29 pm »

A Meeting With A Friend, Home From War

You had changed and I knew it
from the moment
I laid eyes on you again;
as you plastered on that fake smile
and tried to imitate your voice
the way you thought it sounded
before you left.

I could see it in your eyes as
you made unspoken excuses
for things you weren't to blame for;
that happened in places that I lack names for,
that you'll probably never mention,
and I hope you can forget.

I could see it in the way you moved
and reacted sharp to sounds
and grew silent in conversation at odd moments;
when certain concepts came along,
how your eyes went far away and dulled,
as if you were gnawing on your thoughts.

The biggest crime of waging war
is not simply the killing
but the creation
of killers.



An Enemy Of The People

Portrait of a Marine Recon unit
assaulting the entrance
of a cave in Afghanistan.

Sound and fury,
blood and treasure,
spilled on foreign soil.

Only to find,
a guttering fire,
the image of smoke in a mirror.

And on that glass,
scrawled in dust,
a single true name:

Goldstein
 
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Joel

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 09:30:26 pm »

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And on that glass,
scrawled in dust,
a single true name:

Goldstein

Yow!

 :o Just, yow.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 09:54:50 pm »

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The biggest crime of waging war
is not simply the killing
but the creation
of killers.
 
Yeah. What Joel said.
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Just as the flattery of friends often leads us astray, so the insults of enemies often do us good. -- St. Augustine, Confessions, Book IX, Chapter 8


When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 07:18:46 am »

*very* good
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005, 09:23:59 pm »

"Goldstein" What does this mean? Is it the punch line?
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005, 09:58:58 pm »

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"Goldstein" What does this mean? Is it the punch line?
I'm not sure if you're kidding.

I'm tempted to explain, but I'm really not sure if you're kidding.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2005, 12:35:08 am »

Go ahead and explain. We have a very broad mix of ages here - many who do not have the life experiences to understand - no context. I am not sure that I know what it means (I think I do - brings to mind Nazi Germany - but I am just guessing,) So I too, would like to hear.
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George Potter

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005, 01:15:38 am »

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Go ahead and explain. We have a very broad mix of ages here - many who do not have the life experiences to understand - no context. I am not sure that I know what it means (I think I do - brings to mind Nazi Germany - but I am just guessing,) So I too, would like to hear.
Orwell. 1984.  Read it. It's a damn fine story as well as being a damn fine piece of freedom lit. :)
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