Poets Against the War

ignoring history

we choose to do this
as a society
as a race
we clamber for bread
and circuses like romans
already corrupted
lounging in our spas
barking orders
throwing undesirables
to the lions because
we don’t really know why
we do it anyway
we live for it somehow
it comforts us
to wield this power
like crafty would be gods
creating chance
and circumstances
handing out candy
lording over life and death

gulagguantan amo

gotussome people we’ve
gotussome foreigners we’ve
gotussome prisioners we’ve
gotussome terrorists we’ve
gotussome nasty little critters
gotussome leverage now we’ve
gotussome col-lat-er-al

Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers.