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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 15, 2008 07:15PM) (new)

Grace

and all in a moment
the balance began
to tip
in favor of the world

its belly writhed
with fiery worms
and the hellish clangor
defied the heavens
to undo what was done

silver coins clattered
across the marble floor
and despair hurled itself
from dry branches

to swing fruitless
in the wind

the fabric of time itself
was torn
and earth staggered,
momentarily at the mercy
of things to come

What came was Mercy




message 2: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen WOW. That is beautiful, Juliette.

It's really quite amazing what you can do with a silly little word like "tip"!


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 15, 2008 06:39PM) (new)

1500 war protestors in hollywood today 3/15/08

we need someone (me?) to try to keep track of proposed protests and post them here

any volunteers?


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Tha's because I'm tipthy....

Thank you, Kathleen.


message 5: by Ken (new)

Ken I volunteer Maureen.


message 6: by Tim (last edited Mar 16, 2008 03:45AM) (new)

Tim Very good idea. Hi newengland :) Ill post up a few i come across as well.

I personally am boycotting China over its brutal suppression of these latest protests in Tibet.
Eighty 'confirmed' killed in Tibet unrest: govt-in-exile

Hundreds protest US missile shield in Prague

US Veterans Urge Soldiers to Speak Out Against Iraq War

Thousands of people have joined demonstrations in London and Glasgow


message 7: by Colleen (new)

Colleen (colleenmomtofive) Dear Juliette,

How do you expect us to write a poem after you? Beautiful.

Colleen


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Spank you very much, Colleen, but you guys seem to do quite well, and not nearly half has morbidly..


message 9: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen I am printing and framing this one. I'm not kidding.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I am blushing...(blush, blush)


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks new england and seek

i mentioned in a previous post that the problem i see occuring a lot is the protests get press after the protest

let's see if we can get the word out before the protests

the third one you've posted seek is for this week

this is a huge event and should be getting news coverage but is not

let's email everyone we know about this one?

also, can we agree to keep our protests restricted to the war in iraq?

or put other issues in a misc. section?

see my manifesto post

i think we need to decide what our focus will be



message 12: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 17, 2008 12:37AM) (new)

MARCH 22 BRUSSELS BELGIUM
Nato Game Over-international action weekend protest at Nato Headquarters

War Resisters League International announces international action weekend

protests the use of Europe as the staging ground for middle east wars

http://www.wri-irg.org/news/2008/nato...


message 13: by Tim (last edited Mar 17, 2008 05:26AM) (new)

Tim Sure thing Maureen. Here is one i noticed for another US protest in 2 days time.

SHUT DOWN THE IRS / SHUT DOWN THE WAR
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/200...

And

http://www.codepink4peace.org/article...


message 14: by Trinka (new)

Trinka (trinkaofcanada) Jhoo-Jhoo~
What a wonderful poem!!!


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

thanks seek-i've just signed the petition and will tell everyone to go to

http://iraqfaxin.com

great stuff

how do we spread it?


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you, Trinket.

BTW, I preferred you on my charm bracelet, not in Canada.


message 17: by Liza (new)

Liza (drujienna) Bravo!


message 18: by Steven (new)

Steven It is beautiful. :(


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

So you don't hate me after all, Etienne?


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

I cannot call you Eliza Doolittle, but Eliza Doomuch. But T'ank ye.


message 21: by Steven (new)

Steven My downcast face looks too grumpy. It was supposed to be reflective. And am I supposed to hate you? Did I miss another memo?


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't know...

did you know that 'race car' is a palindrome?


message 23: by Clare D' Lune (new)

Clare D' Lune Yupp... there is this one werid song that goes, "Racecar spelled backwards is RACECAR." I don't know why, but I can't get the annoying tune out of my brain...


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Why do I think we are kindred spirits? (Now do not tell your mom that...she'll never let you near me again!)


message 25: by Clare D' Lune (new)

Clare D' Lune ooo cool... I love being a kindred spirit! Oh, and...uh.... I hate to break this to you, but Mom can go on here... Yeeeaaaah, sorry to be the one to tell you...


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Shite! (That's celtic for...ah...fantastic! Yeah, that's it! I'm glad she can join us... :~#...)


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

San Diego


CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
for our 4,000 US Military Killed in Iraq
MONDAY NIGHT
(March 24)
6 PM - 9 PM
corner of Park Blvd and Presidents Way
Balboa Park
(Please bring a candle)


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