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Michael J. Whelan - poet, Tibnine Castle, South Lebanon 1994

 South Lebanon 1990s. Photo: Michael J. Whelan




They say ‘peacekeeping

is not a job for soldiers


but, only a soldier can do it.’

And tonight as the blood


sun goes down, spilling out

onto a hundred black horizons,


they steel themselves

rebuilding bunkers,


fixing strong defences

and pushing barbed-wire obstacles


across roads, preparing

for the reckoning.


Michael J. Whelan

Published by Mark Ulyseas in a sequence of poems titled ‘A Hundred Black Horizons’ in L.E. Poetry Magazine, February 2017

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