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Rated: 13+ · Book · Political · #950703
Poems about war in general and US war on terrorism in particular.
The origin of these poems lies in the deep anguish caused by the so called US's 'global war on terrorism'. A large body of world opinion shares the view that Americans tend to isolate / insulate themselves from the rest of the world. That breeds ignorance about world's socio-cultural-political trends. It also leads to a sense of arrogance born of capital and military might, which, to that extent, generates insensitiveness to world opinion.

These poems were written to express personal anguish at blatant violation of moral and international law on the part of the US as perceived by the author, who is currently a practising attorney. They are not intended to hurt American sentiments.

I was touched by the following sentiments expressed by a reviewer about this book:

"Sir, a marvelous thing! As an American Soldier, for long, long, years, I do not hold with what we do now!

Bless you, for your willingness to stand against the wind!

There is much here to read, and I expect to spend much time here".

***
A Preferred Author
8 March 2008



* Awarded the Exceptional Perspective Award in the contest "Exceptional Perspective Award, hosted by obwan , along with an awardicon carrying the following citation:

"February 20, 2006

At times, we all think that what we know is the only way to look at something, but sometimes someone is able to illuminate a different perspective in a way which makes us all understand. This author has taken a long look at Americans from the perspective of a resident of India, the largest democracy in the world, and shows us some things which we probably missed..."

For other poems on this subject, please see "THE U.S. AND THE WAR. The poems here could not find a place as individual items in my port.

M C Gupta
Revised--10 May 2010
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#27. WORLD’S NUMBER ONE TERRORIST
ID #483085 entered on January 24, 2007 at 2:49am
#26. GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR
ID #468219 entered on November 12, 2006 at 7:45am
#25. HUMAN RIGHTS
ID #466732 entered on November 7, 2006 at 1:01am
#24. MY THREE WISHES
ID #466255 entered on November 3, 2006 at 10:04am
#23. US, I DO LOVE YOU BUT...
ID #466226 entered on October 25, 2011 at 3:27am
#22. WAR ON TERROR: a quinzaine
ID #453770 entered on February 2, 2007 at 2:50pm
#21. GLOBAL COP
ID #449770 entered on February 10, 2007 at 12:38pm
#20. CALL ME CRAZY
ID #439337 entered on July 10, 2006 at 7:23am
#19. HAVES AND HAVE NOTS
ID #418029 entered on April 7, 2006 at 12:18pm
#18. INVISIBLE FLIGHT
ID #417944 entered on April 7, 2006 at 1:40am
#17. WHO, SATAN?
ID #416973 entered on April 3, 2006 at 12:10am
#16. I SHALL NOT LIVE
ID #416597 entered on April 1, 2006 at 1:54am
#15. FREEDOM OF SPEECH: a sonnet
ID #400293 entered on July 20, 2006 at 2:01pm
#14. BOMBING IRAQ
ID #399578 entered on January 15, 2006 at 1:45pm
#13. I PREFER SILENCE
ID #397289 entered on January 6, 2006 at 12:35pm
#12. A CRADLE OF HOPE
ID #383915 entered on November 4, 2005 at 6:15pm
#11. A SICK AND MAD WORLD
ID #383281 entered on November 2, 2005 at 8:10am
#10. WHEN WAR COMES
ID #383097 entered on November 1, 2005 at 1:41pm
#9. IT WILL BE AVENGED
ID #383000 entered on November 1, 2005 at 12:48am
#8. TODAY’S DON QUIXOTE
ID #382132 entered on June 23, 2006 at 6:19am
#7. FEEDING OF TERROR: a kyoka
ID #372619 entered on September 13, 2005 at 11:41am
#6. NINE ELEVEN--rated 4.5 by 6 viewers
ID #351080 entered on June 3, 2005 at 3:40am
#5. IMPRISONED—rated 4.5 by 5
ID #337256 entered on March 27, 2005 at 1:05pm
#4. US,SEARCH YOUR HEART—rated (perhaps spitedly) 3 by 2 viewers
ID #336909 entered on March 12, 2006 at 2:48pm
#3. US, SUPERPOWER!—rated 4.5 by 1 viewer
ID #336298 entered on March 22, 2005 at 4:00pm

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