Month: January 2008

Lest We Forget

A cruel time this was, the year of 2007An unholy mix of hell and heaven America target Somalia in January No respite for Darfur in February Ides of March sanctions Iran Civilians In April, 200 killed by US-Iraqi militants Lebanese die in dozens during May clashes Come June, Israeli prez free of rape charges India enslaved in US nuclear umbrella in July August on, more power to American wire spy Germany joins so-called terror war in September Blackwater guilty of civilian murders in October Suicide bombing in November’s Afghanistan December marks post-Bhutto rioting in Pakistan Where’s heaven, my friend, if you are curious to find –In the name of God, we maimed the human kind —Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet, 2007