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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:12 AM

I am going to post a poem about Khashoggi. I wrote it today.

Veneer

we say we’re
civilized
we know the fork to use,
where the salad sits
and the dessert
and the main dish

we say we’re polite the way we were raised
hello and goodbye it was nice to see you take care
of yourself please

we say we’re well educated at least high school, probably college
well maybe trade school or the armed services works too doesn’t it

We vote, we talk, we work, we .........live.

Skin is veneer.
It shields us, shows others who we pretend to be, hides our faults and sins
if you could strip it off what you would see –

just how civilized we pretend to be
when we
kill
injure
maim
or

torture


One finger at a time
then the arms
then the legs
then his
head


he was alive through all that, screaming his pain his horror his
grief at this betrayal

it did not end till they severed his
head

our skin is
just a veneer
for our evil deeds
thoughts
actions


they wore headphones for music.....




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Reply I am going to post a poem about Khashoggi. I wrote it today. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 OP
Hekate Oct 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #2
dmoyer Oct 2018 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #5
SHRED Oct 2018 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #6
The Wielding Truth Oct 2018 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #8
MLAA Oct 2018 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #10
dobleremolque Oct 2018 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #15
Duppers Oct 2018 #19
joshcryer Oct 2018 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #16
The_jackalope Oct 2018 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #17
Duppers Oct 2018 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2018 #18

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:17 AM

1. Oh, Peggy...

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:18 AM

2. I thank you, my dear Hekate...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:18 AM

3. wow

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Response to dmoyer (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:19 AM

5. I appreciate your "wow" my dear dmoyer...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:18 AM

4. 😥😥😥😭

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:20 AM

6. I hear you, my dear SHRED.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:21 AM

7. Oh, Peggy. It is a horrible thing that was done and the President is excusing it. I despise all the

things that are done by him as our President. I'm sure the UN and human rights leaders here and around the world will act to bring the Saudi Prince and those involved in this heinous act to their just rewards.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:23 AM

8. I hope there will be justice done...but I really doubt it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:41 AM

9. Well done, dear calpeggy. Right to the heart of the matter.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:55 AM

10. Thank you so much, my dear MLAA! This is what I'd hoped to do.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:31 AM

11. Over my lifetime,

I can count less than a dozen instances when I finished reading something followed by a moment of stunned, silent, reflective, almost sacred and absorbed contemplation.

And I'm 70+ years old.

This was one of them.

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Response to dobleremolque (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:30 AM

15. Thank you for your kind words, my dear dobleremolque...

You honor my work and me. I am deeply touched.

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Response to dobleremolque (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:51 AM

19. You well-articulated my feelings too.

Folks should read this!

A second *Bravo!* for our wonderful and brilliant CalPeg.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:47 AM

12. Well done.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:31 AM

16. Thank you, my dear joshcryer...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:55 AM

13. There is such uncompromising power in your words.

Brava!!!

I'm glad you live in the USA, not the KSA.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:32 AM

17. Thank you, my dear jackalope! Very kind of you.

I'm glad to be living here too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 03:26 AM

14. Wow! Brilliant. Moving.

Am sending out a link to your poem, Peggy.

We see beneath the veneer and feel a deep sorrow and anguish about others

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Response to Duppers (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:33 AM

18. Thank you so much, my dear Duppers!

We do feel it, all of it.......and wish it were not so.

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