Anthem Of Mercy

First Do No Harm

In a past life

pawns of the polygamous


petroplutocrat sheik

into silence stoned

his courtesan's shrieks

In this life

they work for

universal amnesty,

all encircling forgiveness


unlimited absolution

.Beyond all patriotic hymns

their anthem

like a forest bird's

is infinite mercy

((our present darma is our past karma

.. the way back is the reverse

of the way out..

May Father Mother God now end all violence

on the planet.. whether the stoning of alleged

adulterers in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan,

and United Arab Emirates, the racist death

penalty of US states such as Texas Ohio and North

Carolina, the violence of the slaughterhouse

.. of war.. of cruel thoughts and words)

Author's Notes/Comments:
Animals bombed, abandoned by millions of refugees, tortured in
                 military labs
                 & EVER
                   . bombed children lying in hospitals.. MSNBC reports no pain
                     killers available.. a 10 year old had to be strapped down
                   . million starving face winter snows
                   . millions of refugees without shelter clothing
                   . the further engendering of hatred among 1 billion Muslims
                   which is inimical to safety of non Muslims
                   . F16 downed in Utah 1 billion dollars
                   cost more than all the WTC contributions.. the Black Hawk downed
                    cost hundreds of millions
                    . the possibility that the Mujahideen, Northern Alliance would
                      unite with the Taliban to kill US soldiers
                   . the further impoverishment of America
                   . the strengthening of the enemies of
                   human rights in China, Uzbekistan, Pakistan
                   . the attempted sellout of Tibet, Taiwain, India (the largest
                 democracy in the world)
                   Palestine & victims
                   of regimes in Uzbekistan
                   . erosion of progress in abolition of the death penalty
                   . emboldening of Sharon to further evict refugees and send his
                 into holy places
                   . the destruction of the fragile tree systems
                   of bombed places
                  . Dick Armee, Tom Delay and GOP float plan to give breadcrumbs
                   to the unemployed as they seek to force the poor to subsidize
                   the expansion of billionaires overseas..
                   . innocent livestock animals bombed
                 . Bayer, war profiteer, maker of Cipro, threatened with a patent bust
                 in Canada
                    has powerful allies in the GOP who spend hundreds of millions
                   promoting an antibiotic lethal to children which causes bone
                   marrow, liver and joint damage.. ignoring antibiotics costing
                   . truth lies bleeding
                   . welfare for pharmaceutical companies
                   . welfare for big oil (BP Shell Exxon)
                   . welfare for weapons makers (US 1st in
                   arms sales in world Russia & France next)
                   . the opening of Pandora's box of vaccines
                   (see the writings of Pierce Wright,
                   London science editor of the Times,
                   of Dr Len Horowitz and of President Mkebi
                   of S Africa on smallpox
                   vaccine as a cause of AIDS)
                   . lethal anthrax vulnerabilities in
                   research sites (Universities of Texas, Iowa,
                   Arizona, Smithsonian, Ft Meade, Ft Detrick
                   and 300 other sites)
                   . the sharks Viacom Fox (Rupert Murdoch)
                   continue to buy up
                   cheap media properties and to ask
                   Congress to further their stranglehold
                   . further censorship by the military
                   . the sacrifice of poor soldiers on the
                   altar of Jerry Levin's CNN
                   . support for the rapists misogynists and thieves of
                   the Northern Alliance
                   . support for the polygamous sheiks of
                   Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
                   who spend billions at a whim
                   . the attempted sell out of the environmental
                   movement.. the attempted rape of Alaskan
                   wilderness and Pacific beaches
                   . 2 million dollar missiles by the thousands
                   (while the poor lie unattended in American
                   nursing homes)
                   . International Red Cross warehouses full
                   of your blanket tent and food contributions.. set
                   . lethal antibiotics such as Cipro which
                   cause bone marrow, liver, joint damage
                   and death to children.. enrich the coffers
                   of Bayer, pharmaceutical giant
                   . animals subjected to secret anthrax
                   botulism smallpox pain in military labs
                   in NC, Va (whose lab sold anthrax to
                   Iraq), Md, Tx, NY Ca etc)
                   . the number of civilian & othercasualties from US
                   bombs in Nagasaki, Dresden, Sudan, Bosnia,
                   Vietnam (2 million?) Iraq (hundreds of thousands)
                   Cambodia, is added to
                   . defense yes violent offense no
                 - Many animals are left behind by refugees, are bombed, are subjected
                 to military anthrax botulism and other research. AOL 30 million
                 subscribers, your $ goes to promote war.
                 . the hazards of entrapment in a ground war in Asis were
                 a bitter lesson for 55,000 American troops in Vietnam, thousands
                 of Soviet troops in Afghanistan.. mountain passes for supply
                 lines are filled with snow..

                   Great Lakes region gas: 99 cents a gallon
                   in some places...
                   What do generals have in common?
                   Schwarzkopf.. awarded by the Safari Club
                   for killing 300 KINDS of animals
                   Sharon.. sent more cows to slaughter
                   NPR further erodes its credibility as some of
                   its affiliates

                 (Many diseases begin with the consumption of slaughtered animals.
                 Vaccinal syphilis is related to cow pox)

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Deborah Russell's picture

A pleasure to read this an anthem of mercy. Also a great pleasure to read your bio page. (Yes I read to the end, words do not frighten me.) One thought, Leonard Cohen said to be an ocean is what he claimed to be. A dear friend has called me an ocean, and I think it is quite compliment.