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Thursday, March 09, 2006


by David Radavich

This kind of war
doesn’t require sacrifice.

Be content with losing your job.

Keep shopping.

Don’t believe
what you see on TV.

This crusade is for liberty,
not oil, not Israel.

So you can feel good
about your government.

We now live on a terrible globe
with the power to kill us

if we don’t believe.

I ask for your
unqualified support.

David Radavich's poetry publications include Slain Species (Court Poetry Press, London), By the Way (Buttonwood Press, 1998), and Great Hits (Pudding House Press, 2000), as well as individual poems in anthologies and magazines. His plays have been performed across the U.S. and abroad, including five Off-Off-Broadway productions. He also enjoys writing essays on poetry, drama, and contemporary issues.