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January 7, 2015 (Thinking of Paris)

January 8, 2015

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January 7, 2015 (Thinking of Paris)

A mind that will shoot a cartoonist
for drawing a picture
will shoot a young girl
for picking up
a pen.

This is not a matter of lines being drawn,
but of the drawing of pen
or gun. `

We must be brave
on behalf of
the pens.

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A poem of sorts for the terrible massacre of the cartoonists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo and (not to sound pompous) for all those who fight for the right to be educated.