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The UFOs Cometh! - a Poem

The UFOs Cometh!

By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)

January 4, 2007

Look! The UFOs cometh!

up in the sky

through shifting cloud

rotating, gyrating fly

the anti-gravity

absorbing white shroud

free energy spitting

grim spinning saucers

popping up even

among morning slayers

hovering at airport

like a circus freak

the glib and the gullible

scream in antique

pleasure, cold fear

hide behind shadow glass

the crook and the cook elsewhere

play golf on grass

negating all true

or false speculations

in a warmed up day

of sure jubilations

Seeing UFOs

Overpaid CEOs in screaming frenzy

even in the midst of

sober elegy

on going lament

violence in the street

ignoring blood, tears,

hawkish parakeet

the spoofing UFOs

grandly appear above

snazzy living room

through mixed jeers and love

Whatever world views may be

or may be not

whether feel cheated,

abstemious or hot

Towering diversions,

true reality

hidden in a black box cage

from you and me

the gangsters, gunslingers

knew it all along

play the card right, o' boy

or say, “so long”.

Look! The UFOs cometh!

A Scaffold's Dark Portrait of Iraq

Three articles published recently, two in The Washington Post, one in The Guardian. One article is on January 1st by Anne Applebaum, and another one today on January 2nd, by Eugene Robinson. Mr. Tariq Ali's article, Conveniently Forgotten", published on January 1st. Ms. Applebaum who correctly observes the following, "Write that Hussein really was an evil man, and you'll be thought an apologist for George W. Bush. Write that his regime resembled Stalin's, and you'll be called a right-wing ideologue." It's a dilemma indeed.

Overall, there is not much dispute regarding Saddam's brutal regime. Ms. Applebaum eloquently writes Saddam's Iraq was, "a country in which the families of political victims received their body parts in the mail; in which tens of thousands of Kurds could be murdered with chemical weapons; and in which, as Hussein's truncated trial demonstrated, the dictator could sign a document randomly condemning 148 people to dea…