Happy Armistice Day!

PoppiesWe should call this Armistice Day.

Let’s celebrate the day the guns fell silent
instead of the men and women
who have been fooled
into sacrificing their bodies and minds
for the ambitions of petty men
and the profits of multinational corporations.

To the veterans of the U. S. military,
I owe no gratitude.
I can only apologize
for not doing enough to prevent
the wars in which you fought
and are still fighting.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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