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The poet has checked out.
August 26, 2005 4:53 AM Subscribe
The poet has checked out. Thomas Strickland died on August 15, 2005
, in Al Mahmudiyah
, Iraq, after several harrowing ordeals
He left behind his journal
and numerous war poems
, such as "Cheers to suicide! So Where's my Martini?"
and "Terrer be a Cancer Today", parts one and two
Could he be the Wilfred Owen
of the Iraq War?
"Humanity, I think, is what fills the little gaps between all the broken shit, all the breaking, and all the plans, schematics, graphics and orders. Its the sand slipping out of grasping fingers. Its our instinct without progress as a motivator. It's who we are when we concentrate on being more than doing."
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