“I’m expecting to see a new Hiroshima.”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 626

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“Two monster snakes in bristling steely sheen / Did guileful Hera send in bitter hate / Upon the babes their maw to satiate.” Theocritus (trans. James Henry Hallard, 1894)

                 said he 
  was eager to get home but bracing 
himself for what he might see       ill be lucky

  
              celebrations 
had already begun in 
       raqqa    
      still          led forces said on tuesday


rivals 
like 
kurds and arabs in both iraq        
 celebrations had already begun in raqqa      
          office


all fighting         
           declared a caliphate      declared a caliphate  
       i     
    declare a caliphate


      led forces said he 
was 
     eager to get home but bracing himself for what he might see 


               led airstrikes that they had taken all fighters were 
clear        
said on tuesday

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Source: Barnard, Anne. “U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa From ISIS.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/world/middleeast/isis-syria-raqqa.html.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 94

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“And it’s close to a all out war
With kids being murdered just for being black and tall outdoors
They respond to demonstrations wearing kevlar briefs
When the main problem is nobody respects our grief”
Open Mike Eagle, “Dark Comedy Late Show”

the extremists
      
the infidels   the 
militants shooting extremists
often under soft men
many beheaded
streets caliphate 
   speaking 
   soft Russian 
   them
the vast year   the infused 
Minbaj with 
stony-faced looks   the group who fled east   want to remain 
targets to battle brought 
   events 
who speaking 
   with 
his brother sitting guards slept
   where 
take position   they try 
to be remembered   sever   the Russians 
she/he anonymity to replace
   residents

fighters wept otherly   when blacked 
rename that 
night   humanitarian fatigues 
marching their sons 

Ahmed   Yazidi 
Syrian   Dohuk
Farouq   Minbaj
churn extremists 
over-ran boyhood 
   who 
   fled 

Beaten us 
   its 
contacted away
tell the living children of the group's 
   atrocities

   young 
Yazidi boys were with extreme
heads grouped out to rule captors 
   captors: beheads 
recruit apostate minority

training enduran
the military 
fatigues marching to recoil
   bounces 
his brother’s ancient 
   fate
 
the group's acolytes distributing under IS trainwashing 
the case for children
to fight 
even they use apostolic and historic everywhere
boys in 
   fields 

students proclaim to 
   have been 
   plunged 
between vanished and fear 
of the guise of who 
look stony-faced   they try 
   torture
given under barbed-following