1001 – Jacob Simkin Is In Afghanistan

You know the Russians during the Afghan war made landmines out of toys to dismember children as a way to affect their parents from fighting.

A soldiers prayer ….

tell them we will meet again on earth or up on high / and assure them that our last goodbye never meant goodbye

the chosen few …

move on the call / no time to think / forward they move / with eyes that never blink / all sides covered / in harmonious tack / each player…

Terrorism

So agree with what we have to say / You know you have that choice

The Sack Lunches

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and . . .

Juno

I spot a little girl playing in the gentle surf that one time bubbled red with Canadian blood.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

WE ALL WOULD BE MUCH HAPPIER IF / NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE EVER HAD OCCURRED / IF IT MEANS THEY CAN COME HOME / TO THEIR FAMILIES…

10 000 Tears

In a land far away / A soldier lay’s down / Flags at half mast, / And for a mother / 10 000 tears….

This is my dream for the children of Afghanistan…

The Taliban had stopped kite flying and in my opinion they did this to keep the community from gathering and having fun and joining together

FRAIL, AND BITTER

BRING THE SOLDIERS HOME

Afghanistan

Groups of girls hurrying to school, / To prevent acid to the face; / They should know their place.

Soldiers of the Corporate Wars

“cannon fodders in a forever-hungry machine”

poetry from an afghan woman

give me your hand, / my loved one, / and we will hide in the meadow / to love or fall down beneath the knife / I jump into the river, / but…

Indira Gandhi Hospital

I took a visit to the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul, / the central children’s and maternal mother hospital. / It was rather quiet in th…

ANOTHER ONE DEAD.

Who can stop the bastards now

dreams of afghanistan

floating through clouds / lands beyond my own dreams / i find sanctuary / in things i don’t know about / the speaking in forked tongu…

War in Afghanistan

i listen to my fathers voice in my head saying “the end is just the beginning”

suffRAGE

Reflect on all the tears your own mothers cried

The Soldier

(Mature)

SATAN’S FORTUNE 9/11/02

A year to this day, and Satan is pleased, / Before him, in fear, bin Laden on knees. / “My Captain, you slut, you have bought yoursel…

FROM THE DARKNESS

Amid our insolence, murderers pinched the flame. / We’ve made our way to the gallows, heads bent, / War has given birth to our shame.

Poppy

A cheap, paper flower / Of scarlet hue / Is all that it takes / To remind me of you.

Contemplating Our War…

pain in my soul, the empathy and frustration and also my feelings of respect, pride

SATAN’S FOLLY 9/11/01

And Satan commanded his captain, bin Laden / To crawl on his belly and come down before him. / “My servant you’ve failed me, th…

Vanishing Point

Prologue / It had started in the icy waters of the North Sea. Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) had provided sigint (signals int…

Arrows and Olive Branches

there are dark outlines hanging in the sky / and they ever keep a watchful eye / yes they ever keep a watchful eye… / there are barbe…

Afghanistan

A pacifist with rage to enlist

Women from all around the world

I hope for their strength just as I am reminded of the women from the U.S. had strength to make so many changes-had to face many obstacles …

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