Chicano Poet

Monday, November 29, 2004

America On Paper

Mr. Bones looks
at pictures
from Fallujah,

"Babies with no arms,
no legs,
some alive,

no thanks to America."
Mr. Bones puts
his head in his hands.

He ponders
what has become
of this country.

On paper,
this has always been
the greatest country

in the world.
On paper,
there are no

higher goals
and aspirations…
on paper.

But, Mr. Bones cries the truth,
" These babies only know
America as a monster."


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