John Kaminski

August 22 2005

The Lament of Cindy Sheehan

This poem has won an editor’s choice award, August 2005, for outstanding achievement in poetry presented by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry.

By John Kaminski

The mother hung her head.
She filled the room with dread.
The words she spoke allowed no joke.
Her lovely son was dead.

Her tortured words were heard,
But silence was preferred.
This fearful town, its hearts worn down
Declared her tale absurd.

The soldier lost his life
While spreading needless strife.
His victims fell, he heard them yell
Where violence was rife.

The mother sobbed, “But why ...?”
The whole world heard her cry,
“This war was fought for twisted thought,
His life lost for a lie.”

John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He is the author of two collections of essays, America's Autopsy Report and The Perfect Enemy, many of which have been published individually on hundreds of websites around the world. In addition, he has written The Day America Died: Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001, a 48-page booklet aimed at those who still believe the government’s highly questionable version of events. A second booklet, 9/11: The Manipulation of Reality, will be published before the end of 2004. Due out soon are a third collection of essays, titled “Recipe for Extinction,” and a new chapbook on belief systems, titled “The Prison of God.” For more information and announcement of release dates, keep track at http://www.johnkaminski.com/

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