Union Songs

Collateral Damage in Kosova

A poem by John Tomlinson (c)1999 John Tomlinson

You shell my land
and blood runs red.
You rape and rob
while I lie dead.
You bomb the home
my mother fled,
past children's bodies
and refugees unfed.
You claim my land.
History you said
insists it's yours.
We cower in dread.

NATO bombs and strafes
and calls me friend
invoking freedom's name.
When will this madness end?


Many thanks to John Tomlinson for permission to add this poem to the Union Songs

John wrote "Collateral Damage in Kosova" in April 1999

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