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Stop! with a sigh

By Lydia Manx

CNN -- Microsoft -- pictures at 10
stories and lies -- interchangeable
Reasons -- unfathomable
Soft spoken war whispers
hard spoken people dying
cries unheard in twilight
violence for violence sake -- we get
horror films we adore
war should make us cry -- no --
stop.
yet we click another channel
I love lucy marathon
detach from reality
tears gone -- the blue light
has emptied minds
hearts afire no more.
stop.

16 November 2001

Article © Lydia Manx. All rights reserved.
Published on 2004-07-31
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