A SNIPER POEM:
MetaphorWhen using force to secure the peace,
and encouraging more shopping to save the economy,
and children and teens play video games that reward
for every person decapitated and limb severed,
When old women and babies are pepper-sprayed
and rubber bullets disperse a peaceful protest-
Why is America surprised that a lone sniper
When the President's press secretary
And we lock men in cement-floored cages
When we won't let our nation's legitimate press
Why is America stunned
When our president divides the world
When our foreign policy
Instead of only one lone sniper,
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This story was published on October 14, 2002.