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spacer.gif   Jose Bono
Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 09:30 AM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name NINE ELEVEN

They were dancing in Jerusalem
While we were digging out
Our dead and wounded
In New York & The Pentagon
The day: September 11
The Year: 2001
Our Nation shall remember this year and day
As the day thousands died by acts of terror
And wrested our Nation to a halt.
On this day
Nine eleven
Our Nation got hit
Bought it good.
Some would argue our turn
To feel the infamy of War.
(around the world
no day goes bye in which
blood is not spilled
in an act of
Terror & War)
It is War
It is War we face
It is War what this is
It is War in which the innocents are taken.
And War will persist
Until We, as a people, as a World
Learn to live with each other in peace
Learn to accept each other in peace
Learn to respect each other in peace
Learn to love each other in peace.
Peace will come only when we as a same people
Do not discriminate because
Of skin or cultural differences…
Peace will come when we as a same people
Share the world's resources
And hunger and disease are phantoms of the past.
Peace will come when we as a same people
Believe that religion is the understanding
Of our inner being and our capacity to love the
All Mighty Not a doctrine to manipulate and
procreate differences and hate.
Oh America
We were humbled today
We dig out our dead.
Inside, we boil with
The thirst of revenge.
We scream for blood!
We believe only blood
Will right this wrong
Brought to our shores,
Oh America
Will two wrongs
Equal a right?



TO MAKE A POEM

To make a poem
is a simple task.

First, start with a feeling
that is full of meaning
one that has a vivid image
upon one's inner seeing.

Second, an idea
round and whole
which will depicture
the living equation
as we perceive it.

Third, words joined in unison
that create a sound
enabling a rhythm
within the structure
of the composition.

Fourth, and last
pretend to be
in front of an audience
reciting the poem
feeling its power.

When all this
comes together
then the poem will be
a poem.

(From Very Chicago, Selected Poetry By José Bono.)



 
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