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28 May

Memorial Day 2011

America at Endless War:  A Plea to President Barack Obama and All of the Leaders of the World

 

All the dear young men and women we have lost,

How can  we overcome this loss?

 

All the dear young men and women we have maimed,

And crippled, and destroyed in mind and heart,

 

All the innocent children we have wounded and killed,

All the mothers and fathers, the families,  the collaterally damaged souls,

 

How can we make sense of this loss?

What is its purpose?  Revenge, imperialism, oil, fear, hubris?

 

No, we cannot make sense of this loss.

 It is barbarous.  It is obscene.  It is dangerous for us and all earth’s people.

 

We cannot overcome this loss.

We cannot make sense of this loss.

 

We must rise up!  We must tell you and all

We do not want to kill anymore.

 

We do not want to kill  their dear young men and women anymore.

We do not want our dear young men and women to be killed while killing.

 

You may think it is worth all the pain, death, destruction and loss of humanity.

You are wrong; it is not worth all the pain, death, destruction and loss of humanity.

 

We must rise up and tell you and all those who create these wars

Enough!  We do not want your obscene wars anymore.

 

The O’Leary

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A Walk Through Arlington (Original Posting in 2007)

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mary

War is not the answer.

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