War Poet 2010

by Pam Newham

I am no war poet
though I have lived
through wars.
Remote
Controlled
Seen on CNN
And I wonder if,
in some desert,
there’s a helmeted boy
writing his war.
Roadside
Suicide
Writing as those
who came before.
Reminding us
of lessons unlearned.
Of the old sweet lie.

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