Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Out of sight, out of mind

Restraints, a tube
a can of Ensure
keep them alive
to die immured

Keep them quiet
and out of sight
keep us safe
with all our might

All our might
inflicted on
imagined enemies

Would that we were
as brave
and just
as we believe.


...In case you don't know what the above is about, read:
www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/opinion/hunger-striking-at-guantanamo-bay.html
 

12 comments:

  1. Overlooking the jejeune, fatuous sentiment expressed here, do you really think that "All of our might/inflicted on/imagined enemies" qualifies as poetry? Breaking up a line of prose into faux poetical lines does not transform it into poetry. It simply turns ordinary drivel into pretentious drivel.

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  2. ...and you are most certainly entitled to your opinion.
    Have a peaceful day.

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