Blackwing X

Baghdad

Then And Now Nightmare Baghdad

The sun set no moon or stars in the sky
electricity cuts not one light was on
streets abandoned dark and desolate
only a couple of wild dogs and feral cats
hide in back alleyway corners cowering
coalition imposed 10 to 4A.M. curfew
shoot to maim or kill anything
with two legs walking

The Siege And Destruction Of Ancient Al-Qiam

Just past 6 P.M. sundown
the end of another long chaotic day
in occupied Baghdad town

But now in the Northwest Iraqi occupation zone
a serious new war drama was about to unfold
the debut production Operation Steel Curtain
the siege and destruction of ancient Al-Qaim

Bomb Blast In Central Baghdad

The blast bellowed throughout central Baghdad
7:45 A.M. when police officers frequently stop
for beans and egg breakfast
at the local Abu Nuwas restaurant

As the story goes
a big burly rude and surly guard at the door
began poking fun in sadistic jest
jabbing his stubby fingers into the man's chest
looking down his fat nostrils snorted
“what you want sandnigga?
show your I.D. papers shorty!”
snoting and slobbering spit in the man's face