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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN CONTRACTORS MUTILATED IN IRAQ
Fallujah Residents Emerge, Find 'City of Mosques' in Ruins
The Failed Siege of Fallujah
Copyright Thomas Newton, 2004
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RENDEZVOUS IN SPACE
For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason
to live--to learn, to discover, to be free! --Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
I was the only pilgrim born to soar
Above this noisy Earth. In solitude,
I will soon play among the stars--explore
The space where moons and planets slowly brewed--
And then I heard your cry around the world.
At last, I knew there was another. Your
Despairing voice has faded as you hurled
Adroitly seeking someone to adore.
The solitary bird of passage perched
Upon this precious pedestal now thirsts
For this friend for which he has searched and searched--
But hopes are quickly smashed as metal bursts.
When will two kindred spirits such as these
Commune, one with another, as they please?
Your art is diligent and professional, but cartlike, And in an age of rockets it is doomed! --Yevgeny Yevtsushenko *
The blasting roar of rocket motors throw
Her through the summer sky. She will endure
The waiting. Her pale-green gown can but show
The curves proclaiming that she is mature.
She reminisces reckless youthful days,
The Vanguard-Sputnik days when she was first
In space and young Apollo only plays
At chasing her around the world--then burst!
He did not die, though he was wimpy and
Weak; and eighteen sequestered years have wrought
Body and mind--matured the plans he's planned,
The dreams he's dreamed, the power he has sought . . . .
Relaxing her alluring body, she
Rests on a bed of stars and dreams of me.
* Permission to use the quotation was granted to me by Yevgeny Yevtsushenko. The translation from Russian to English is mine.
Adornd she was indeed, and lovely to attract thy Love, not thy Subjection. --John Milton, Paradise Lost
Foes wish me, like Prometheus, chained to this
Rock they call the Earth, forever tortured by
A Proxmire vulture, so that I would miss
My only chance for you and wish to die,
But racing roaring rocket motors leave
Them all below and now the search begins.
Strong, sharp eyes scan the summer sky. Believe
I will find you! If I fail, no one wins.
There are no chaperons up this high. Why
Should I not stare at your posh, pale-green gown?
The plans I've planned are working well. Soon I
Am moving up and closer, closer, down
And closer. Contact! Now we can commune,
For we are mind to mind--but must part soon.
WE THE PEOPLE
A democracy is always temporary in nature. It simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves
generous gifts from the public treasury....The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history has been about 200 years. --Alexander Fraser Tytler
Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. --Numbers 24:9
Congress Approval Rating Plummets to Pathetic 18%. --February 09, 2010 townhall.com blog
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.--Admiral Yamamoto
By shouting "CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?" and "CAN
YOU SEE US NOW?" the Tea Party momentum
Increases daily following the plan,
Saluting the flag, and shouting "FREEDOM."
The People shout but congressmen ignore
The Constitution and the voice of We
The People. But true patriots deplore
The wilting of the Tree of Liberty.
The time has come to retake our Country,
Insure the blessings our Founding Fathers
Have left to us, and to secure the Godly
Beginnings from all our ancestors.
We are ignored, so We The People shout
And demonstrate to "VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT!"
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