Anti-War Haiku Wall
Carmen Sterba (Japan)
Recently I have joined a silent protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo against any war in Iraq by carrying a sign with haiku rather than a slogan.
These are the haiku:
bushwar the alternative to fixing things at home
telling again my ominous thoughts about president bush
after the war even the deerhunter stops shooting
bodycount your people for our people
eye for an eye the way of more than one country
plans to visit the 'Holy Land' I urge my son not to go
the poor are ignored when rage takes over the hills and valleys
'the world would be better without Hussein' and who comes next?
again the people take to the streets memories of another war
shadows gather -
pacifist teacher -
Copyright Carmen Sterba, 2003