Thursday, March 20, 2008


Photo: Thousands protest Iraq war in Los Angeles. Anti-war demonstrators march through the streets of Hollywood in Los Angeles on March 15, 2008. Thousands of people protested the war in Iraq during a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Peace to Baghdad

No one is going to Baghdad
No moon is lighting up its nights
No sun is brightening up its days
Its children are orphans
Its women are sad
Its flowers are withered
Baghdad is exhausted by the war
Five years after March 2003
Five years of destruction and sadness
The voices of the mosques cry out:
The bells of the churches ring:
The chimes of the temples sound:
Stop the War!
Stop the massacres!
Stop the rivers of blood!
Give the smile back to Iraqi children!
Give the land to its people!
Stop the War!
Stop the killing!
Bring back Peace! ~ Taher Alwan - Iraqi poet, writer and film producer.

Next week, I hope to have blog posts on actions in Asheville. We have had a busy week.

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