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August 17,2005 - Poem by Max Reif

Today they're pulling the settlers out of Gaza,
people whose strong beliefs in their Destiny
won't stop the bulldozers now at their front doors,

and a 23 year-old copy editor at the CHRONICLE
has cancer that's spread to her brain a little.
She writes about her struggle on the front page.

11,000 people have applied for 400 jobs
at a new Wal-Mart in Oakland;

Down in Texas the lady
who lost her son in the war
is still trying to meet with the President.
He met with her last June, but called her 'mom'
all the way through the interview,
I wouldn't like that either.

The pain of the day's news
is almost too much to bear
as I sip my coffee, try to find room
for the world in my heart,

and wonder how long my own life
will keep flowing along like a peaceful river.


Comments about August 17,2005 by Max Reif

  • Rookie Gregory Gunn (1/17/2006 10:10:00 PM)

    Max,
    Who's attempting their hand at comedy by giving this a 1. I didn't find any major flaws therein. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Barbara Schutz (10/27/2005 8:59:00 AM)

    Truly poignant. Thanks! BFS (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (8/26/2005 3:09:00 PM)

    I think the last lines were wonderful. I often wonder the same thing. It's hard to imagine you can be happy and have a great life while so much unhappiness and senseless misery is going on around you. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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  19. 69. August 15 , David Lehman
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  21. 71. August Sun , Rhonda Baker
  22. 72. About August , Cat Tiger
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  24. 74. August Afternoon , Robert Laurence Binyon
  25. 75. Hymn For The First Of August , John Pierpont
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  28. 78. Belgium - August 1914 , George Sterling
  29. 79. Recovery (August 2,2016) , Moira Cameron
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  31. 81. August Lanes , Aman Saa
  32. 82. Song—composed In August , Robert Burns
  33. 83. August (An Acrostic) , John Carter Brown
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  35. 85. The River (August 9,2015) , Moira Cameron
  36. 86. August Night , Stug Jordan
  37. 87. Eclipse.11 August 1999. , Bernard Shaw
  38. 88. Vans Warped Tour, Mansfield, Mass., Augu.. , Cretan Maineiac
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  41. 91. August Fires , Dee Corpolongo
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  43. 93. August Again , Ruth Walters
  44. 94. Zephyr's Concerto (August 9,2016) , Moira Cameron
  45. 95. Voynich Manuscript (August 23,2016) , Moira Cameron
  46. 96. B.Akhmadulina, August - Translation (Rus.) , Lyudmila Purgina
  47. 97. Dry August Burned , Walter de la Mare
  48. 98. Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout , Gary Snyder
  49. 99. Now That August Is Gone , Jacques Sprenkie Mateya
  50. 100. August Is Gonna End Soon , Raabia Tabassum
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