The World Is Exploding

The World Is Exploding short poem

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The world is exploding; candidates issuing statements; Dow falling
Funniness is old news; Bush’s dumbness; Gore’s sighs turn to nothing
Middle East: hatred is on fire
Yugoslavia: a revolution; payback time; old guard holding on
Persian Gulf: a bomb blows a hole in the U.S.S.Cole killing 17 Americans
President conferring; will we retaliate? Of course, no doubt, it’s the way of the world
Diplomats trying to stop the bleeding
Healthcare, Social Security, gun control, abortion put on hold
Oil prices skyrocketing; political landscape changing
Pope asking for peace; praying to a different God than Arab or Jews
Searching for common ground to end the fighting, dying, crying, mourning.
Israeli soldiers; Palestinian children.
O God! What will it take for man to learn that we are all brothers and sisters?

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Born: October 19, 1944 Education: St. Ignatius H.S/ University of Miami/ Loyola University of Chicago/ DePaul University school of Law-J.D. degree Employment: Attorney/ State senator in Illinois/ C.E.O Lorraine Hotel, South Beach, Fl./ UAIG B/I Litigation Coordinator-present Vocation: Poet and Philosopher Children: John, Mia, and Robert Grandchildren: Marcello, Mariana, John, eliana, calina,
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