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Poem: Syria

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If you were raised on vegetables only
would you grow up and eat veal?
How do veterans get into heaven?
Is there a side gate for suiciders?
Corps and corpse sound the same
It’s hard to stomach steak with nightly news
Oh-Syria you stink
of sizzled flesh and smoky flavor
We drink white wine is there water there?
We poison our children with water here
legionnaires and lead flood Flint
a brown town treated with bleach
I can’t imagine sacrificing a kid
I eat goat stew though with turnips that taste like dirt
Syria will you save us from ourselves?
Strike our evil away

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