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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:16 PM
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beige band-aids for your brown skin
we, the united states of america
offer you
full assistance
now that
your city
has been destroyed.
now that
stones cover your baby
whose empty belly
didn't hurry our help.
we offer you
full assistance
now that
the west can't stifle your shrill cries
or place a blind eye
on your pre-existent
disaster zone
furious legs
scatter the city,
violent with panic
we offer you
food now that many cant be fed.
but you are used to hunger.
we offer you clothes
although many backs lay flat
but you know rags very well.
we offer you clean water
now that sister can't drink
but buckets been heavy with brown water
we offer you
beige band aids
to cover scars
dusty amid the rubble
but you were wounded
before the quake swallowed
the suffering.

z.bediako




http://tonguerhythms.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-united-sta...



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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:21 PM
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1. "Blind eye" means asshole. Seems appropriate.
What ugly trash written in perfect comfort.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:31 PM
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4. That interpretation provides quite a visual!
:yoiks:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:21 PM
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2. ibt?
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:21 PM
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3. That's moving.
Very moving.

One of the things we were calling attention to in Seattle in 99 was the US policies to Haiti. It surprises me to see these people who have so long held Haiti down, be at the for front of "saving" Haiti.

Thanks for the poem.
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