The Other Side Of War

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nearly 500 civilians, many children, have been killed in Syria and Iraqi by U.S. and coalition bombings during the month of May alone. Is the problem really about Islam or more about policies in the region? This doesn't include the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions that have been uprooted and displaced.

There's a famine and cholera breakout in Yemen, caused by U.S. backed Saudi Arabia bombings. Hundreds have died due to the cholera breakout. Thousands sickened.  

In war, 
Do you ever think of the other side?
The innocent children, women, men who died?   

Uprooted, displaced, misplaced
rejected, dissected, squashed liked "bug-splats?"
That's what they call'em,....... "bug-splats". 

When did civilized man become so uncivilized, inhumane, callous, insane
That one side of humanity would refer to the other 
As nothing more than...............bug-splats?  

All the while, old men sittin' around at a safe distance, in their even safer cocoons, 
Talking smack, drinking cognac
Sealing the world's fate with a toast and handshake 

Dreaming up future wars for the young to die in.........  

The "stuff wars are made of" 

Brenda Washington 

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