That’s What They Do! – (Poem)

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They come in the village
And cut the breasts of the new mothers
And their babies die with hunger.
That’s what they do.

They kill a ten year old boy
In the arms of his father
Calling him a terrorist.
That’s what they do.

They break down the door
And rape a wife on her prayer rug.
That’s what they do.

They carpet bomb the cities
And call it restoring of democracy.
That’s what they.

They put our men in the prison
And their women guards rape them
That’s what they do.

Their men bent our men
And call it a "crusade"
That’s what they do.

They steal our oil and
Call us ignorant.
That’s what they do.

They cannibalize their own young men and women
For their corporate greed.
That’s what they do.

They attack us and when
We fight back
They call us insurgent.
That’s what they do.

They exploit the poor countries and their resources
And if you asked them why ?
They call you communist.
That’s what they do.

If you oppose their unjust war
They call it unpatriotic.
That’s what they do.

They sell biological weapons
And then put fear in their citizens.
That’s what they do
.
They talk about human rights
And preach hatred and xenophobia.
That’s what they do.

They try to stop the breeze
With the barbed wire at the borders
That’s what they do
.
They take our pens and cut our fingers and tongues
In the name of Patriot Act.
That’s what they do.

But they don’t know
If my fingers are cut
My eyelashes will write on the paper
And if they make me mute
My silence will scream.

O story teller!
Go on the mountain and tell the whole world.
That’s what they do.

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