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The War Works Hard! by Dunya Mikhail

How magnificent the war is!

How eager

and efficient!

Early in the morning

it wakes up the sirens

and dispatches ambulances

to various places

swings corpses through the air

rolls stretchers to the wounded

summons rain

from the eyes of mothers

digs into the earth

dislodging many things

from under the ruins...

Some are lifeless and glistening

others are pale and still throbbing...

It produces the most questions

in the minds of children

entertains the gods

by shooting fireworks and missiles

into the sky

sows mines in the fields

and reaps punctures and blisters

urges families to emigrate

stands beside the clergymen

as they curse the devil

(poor devil, he remains

with one hand in the searing fire)...

The war continues working, day and night.

It inspires tyrants

to deliver long speeches

awards medals to generals

and themes to poets

it contributes to the industry

of artificial limbs

provides food for flies

adds pages to the history books

achieves equality

between killer and killed

teaches lovers to write letters

accustoms young women to waiting

fills the newspapers

with articles and pictures

builds new houses

for the orphans

invigorates the coffin makers

gives grave diggers

a pat on the back

and paints a smile on the leader's face.

It works with unparalleled diligence!

Yet no one gives it

a word of praise.

Let me tell you what I did...

Oh I wish..


Not what you wanted, but we'll get around to that.

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My Name, is Tina.
I have one arm, and a weird life, so forgive if my replies are a bit slow.
I Hate Elevators and Squirrels.
I've never licked a spark plug.
I like quantum theory and random comments.
I rarely accept friend request right off the bat.
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Mister Yah Report | 03/12/2021 11:10 am
Boy gee golly geeze boyo. Damn.
Time sure is a trip, ain'it?
Phantom ideas lurk round, looking for skulls to rest in.
I don't know if this will ever get to you, time traveler, but thank you.
Thanks for existing, thanks for intersecting my time stream, and thanks for thinking that my art was cool.
Zanderkvothe Report | 02/29/2016 12:28 pm
Zanderkvothe Report | 11/21/2015 9:42 am
ahh, I'm just, I dunno, burnt out maybe. I'll get the phone cut back on soon so we all can chat.

In the mean time, come rp withhh meeeeee
Zanderkvothe Report | 11/21/2015 6:20 am
OOOOOhhhhhhhh shiiiiiiiit, how are you, you doing okay? Where you staying?
Super_Tiny_tina3 Report | 07/10/2014 3:35 pm
Hi, sorry if I am bothering you, but I am looking for someone to rp with and was wondering if you were interested?
Fluffin Levi Report | 06/25/2014 12:43 am
lol, aha. They doooooooo, I want to have as much fun as they do!
Aha, I haven't heard anything bad, either. If they did, the allkpop thing I'm following would have blown up over it,
like they did over a dating rumor in EXO or Super Junior.

But I'm in it for the music. -u-
They make me so happy. And Zico's baby face and intimidating rapping parts, aha.
I can't even say "turn right" right without screwing up. "Turn white.... .... I MEAN RIGHT. TURN RIGHT."
Fluffin Levi Report | 06/25/2014 12:18 am
Omg, their video for Very Good is like, my fav 'cause they're such big nerds. Aha.
Jackpot's suppeerrr catchy, and the lyrics are pretty good, too. ;D
They actually stand out from the other korean bands, too, 'cause of the vocal talents of some of their singers. Strong dance moves, too.
Dance game is strong. -u-

Ehe, not really.
Fluffin Levi Report | 06/24/2014 5:37 pm
Oh pfft, it was nothing. Aha. Tips are given to those who are deserving! ;D
Into Block B? They're super fun. c:
TheBloody_Swan Report | 01/04/2014 2:26 am
Lol thanks *hugs* my face...I will don't worry. It's after the holiday season so I am good for now
TheBloody_Swan Report | 01/04/2014 2:12 am
Exhaustion more then likely. Tiredness from work finally caught up to me and I got sick or I got a bug from one of my co-workers. That's usually how it works. Bleh I am fine though