"Little girls clinging to camouflaged legs."Damn, that's an image.
This is a clever use of that old first amendment trope--I can't remember what Chief Justice said it--Potter Stewart comes up--I believe it led to the Supreme Court having to watch a bunch of xxx films. You are certainly right here--the body parts and the little girls at issue are not to be diminished--thanks. k.
You know I love this."Little girls clinging to camouflaged legs"Camouflage everything, popular camouflage. Camouflage war and what it produces.You are a poet! This is one of my favorites of yours.
Powerfully put, MZ.
Terrific, powerful and I, too, love the "Little girls clinging to camouflaged legs"! No one says/writes it better, MZ!!!
War is such a wasteful task to undertake. There is nothing to be gained from it, and everything to lose.
Oh yes.. we seem to be in similar mood here today.. only you say it so much shorter.. so very much to the point.. and collateral damage is a just a way of saying murder.
short, poignant writehave a nice Tuesdaymuch love...
I watched the first 45 minutes of "American Sniper" and gave up on it, taking Clint Eastwood 160 rifle-rounds down in my estimation. An obscene amount of red meat. That kind of flag-waving keeps feeding the (all-volunteer, it's a damn job) war machine. Turns this stomach too. "Scars and stumps" we heave enough.
i never watch war movies or read books because they can never address the obscentiy of its reality. with a movie or book that isn't a real chronicle/biographical or historical, depiction the narrative is usually one the celebrates war with a protagonist that is categorized a 'hero'. the argument or discourse for the use the term 'hero' as an aggregate of war or someone in uniform is one that our society must have.
Yes the war of worlds and the war of the front seat for brother and sister. I know it to. Love this Mama Zen!!
An obscenity, indeed.
Such profound truth in such few words.
Yes. It is. No one has said it better.http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2015/01/27/spectrum/
Yes. But sometimes obscenities must be used. Doesn't make it easy, though.
ugh. yeah.the stumps...lost legs...it hurts my heart a bit...what is just war?
this is so true, Kelli! i remember seeing footage of the war in Viet Nam (i believe it was the first time actual film from a war had been seen on television nightly news) and how horrific that was. it breaks my heart that we haven't grown past such obscenities by now...♥
too many damn Potter's Fields, and Justice Potter may have agreed ~
"War" is "raw" backwards. I think being raw in front of other people feels like an obscenity.
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