Eerie: Anti-war Art and Two Men Blind
Eerie definitions: Inspiring dread, frightening, unearthly, sinister. For me, conjuring up images of war.
Many of the following photographs are of artwork or exhibits taken at numerous museums and art galleries. Unfortunately in most cases I did not record the name of the original artists. It is my sincere hope these people would understand my spirited and peaceful intent in sharing their incredible work.
I wrote the following poem during the first Gulf war, which began on Feb. 26th 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. The USA, led by George H.W. Bush Sr., counter-attacked Iraq on January 16th, 1992.
By March 3rd, 1992 a cease fire was formalized and the war had ended, leaving many people dead as well as a devastated landscape with oil burning and freely flowing into the Gulf of Persia.
TWO MEN BLIND
Earth is inflamed
And children are maimed
Slave soldiers are burned
Our mother’s concerned.
War futility is sad
Mutually Assured Destruction
Two men’s’ ego-senility gone bad.
George may awake
To reality one day
Will it take nukes
Over Chesapeake Bay?
As for Saddam to deny
Destruction of oil blob-black sky;
Maybe he thinks he’s president of Exxon?
Those that live by the weapon
Die by that sword
Of arms merchant lords
Who afford no accord.
Third man Mahatma does well to our minds
Eye for an eye
Only leaves two men blind!
b. thomas witzel
Peace to all – Bruce
Mama, put my guns in the ground, I can’t shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin’ down, I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.
This post is in response to the weekly photo challenge – Eerie
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