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GREEN DOVE'S PEACE POETS
POETRY OF PEACE GALLERY

Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
"Zarreh zarreh jam garadad vangahi darya shavad".
A Persian Proverb

E'tokmit e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu, amani, kev sib haum xeeb, salam, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca, damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha,paz, frid, paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse, kapayapaan
Celebrating the Poetry of Peace


Usual Suspects
(Prisoners Because of War)
by Melanie Sims

MALE; SIX FEET; MIDDLE-AGED; BLACK HAIR; BROWN BOOTS
He fit the description perfectly; BLUE CAR; TINTED WINDOWS;
SPORTS
COUPE

Take him on down.
Take him on down.

MAN; 6"1; 39-42; DARK HAIR; TAN SHOES He fit the description
perfectly; BROWN COMPLEXION, too.

Take him on down.
Take him on down.

Guy on the corner of 35TH; MEDIUM BUILD; BLUE SUBURBAN;BUSINESS SUIT

Didn't fit the description perfectly, but he was wearing a turban
like you-know-who.

Take him on down.
Take him on down.

Questionable character at the telephone booth; hopped out
of a car

kind of like the sports coupe; keep in mind: these
suspects, they
usually work in groups.

Take him on down.
Take him on down.

BLACK JACKET WITH A BACKPACK; could have been a student;
but could be

carrying explosives, too; No time for taking chances" release him
and them when we dig up some more clues . . .

More clues? More clues?

Is it racial profiling, or another night watching the news?

It was funny when he worked for Seven-Eleven.
But when the seven became a nine . . . Middle Eastern
became a crime.

Pakistani, Indian, Arab" let them all do time!
BROWN SKIN, DARK HAIR . . . nobody cares!

Better safe than sorry. Better safe than sorry.

Sorry SORRY SORRY, IT AIN'T MY PROBLEM.

That is . . .
until they create a Patriot Act targeting Blacks -
or Southwest says "you gotta be "Americanâ"- wealthy,
conservative, and white" " to get a next day flight "
or brown skinned Latinos get mistaken for brown skinned terrorists . .
..

when they associate the KKK with Christian, just as they equate
Taliban with Islam,
and we can only salute the flag from the inside of prison cells"

maybe then, maybe then.

You'll be safe, but you'll be sorry.

Maybe you'll change your mind when they mistake you for "him".
When they see your skin and say:

TAKE HIM ON IN.
TAKE HIM ON IN.




We must allow ourselves the joy of loving through life more than we fear our living.
T.B. Stone

 


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