April 8, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

NATO photo



Ben White




Defending Europe



You can’t celebrate

The budget increases

For the Department of Defense

Approved with the intent

Of creating jobs

In the military industrial complex


When the next issue raised

Is to complain about how

Those funds are spent,

And how much

The U. S. spends

To defend Europe

While showing the world

What Super Power means,


So you can’t ask NATO countries

To spend more

When America refuses

To pay less

Unable to confess

Being a false martyr

Enjoying the privileges

And the paradise

Of sacrifice


While sacrificing







Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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