Poets Against War continues the tradition of socially engaged poetry by creating venues for poetry as a voice against war, tyranny and oppression.

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Barb Adams

51 years old
Vashon Island, WA USA


That War Over There

And so we wait
restless
try not to think too much
about what we just did

Some grieve the means
Some gloat the end

Justify it as liberation, dear...
Now they are free
to die in the dark-
thirsty, dusty

The why was a lie
when that doesn't work
try another

As the reality of war
drifts off like a thunderhead
our gaze shifts

A blank stare, blink, numb
on to the next one
back to the busy
uneasy of the day.


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