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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Hello I sent the following poem to CASI to see if it was of any use and Seb Wills suggested I send it to the list group. The poem was first published by Forward Press in 2000 and I am happy for it to be used on any anti - sanctions or campaign against the war material. It would be nice to know when it was being used but this is not necessary. Thanks Hazel B Cameron Healing Babylon > > The sand is cluttered with broken shells > Our ears are closed to mothers' yells > Fractured skulls and broken limbs > It must be time to let the healing begin. > > The man at the top doesn't feel the pain > We're destroying a nation, not Saddam Hussein > Their anguish and suffering will go on to breed > A generation of children to support more greed. > > We cover our ears and close our eyes > To bombing and maiming; the ending of so many lives > The West needs a monster, someone to blame > Why don't we care? Do we think they're fair game? > > The embargo will keep the oil prices high > The cost of our apathy - thousands will die > We barter with food and medicines for fuel > Trading on misery to drive our kids to school. > >Why not take to your feet and protest again > Not of high taxes but how they are used > Removing humanity from the weak and abused. > > Stop the bombing > Let the food get in > Let lost voices speak > And the healing begin. > > Hazel Cameron © > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk