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Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Mission Accomplished" Tanka

Written for the Iraq War's 10th Anniversary

Iraqi children
glued to a small TV:
he stands firmly
under a banner which reads

Mission Accomplished

NeverEnding Story, March 19th, 2013


Note: 4,488 soldiers died in the Iraq War, and there is no official record of violent civilian deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.