Olive Branch Optimism
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Monday, May 29, 2006
End of the Hiatus
It's about time. I finally can end the hiatus this blog (and my other blogs) have been experience for nearly 3 months now. I finished all my uni assignments except for one- which is also a perfect piece for this blog and even for the Olivebranch Network.

The hypothesis of my 1500 word essay (due friday) will be as follows: Religious extremism has become prominant in Iraq as a result of the 2003 US-lead invasion.

more soon :) stay tuned.
glad to be back.

wonder if anyone still reads it...
Monday, May 22, 2006
Martyr #121

A man sits behind a bar,
strumming his fingers;
in order.

Thinking of the past,
strumming his fingers;
he orders.

One beer goes down,
he prays for his sins;
and orders.

Two beers now empty,
he stands up straight;
and thinks.

His money on the table,
his pains concealed;
he stumbles.

Into the darkness,
un-armed and alone;
he walks.

Judgement then comes,
a gun to his head
he screams.

Tied up and taken,
beaten not broken;
he dies.

His name was Omar.
The papers call him
number 121.

By Luke(y) Skinner 16/5/06 edited 22/5/06