Thursday, 9 December 2010


Leaving out some food for the birds this afternoon I heard the Chinook. Its unmistakable. A steady "thump, thump thump" sound in the distance. I stood still & bowed my head.
For the cry of the Chinook comes from the south west. From the direction of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital & it foretells the transport of young men maimed & shell shocked from Afghanistan to that Hospital where they, the healers, will attempt to put the young men back together.

Perhaps if we all stood still when we heard the cry of the Chinook & cried out NO! NO MORE! The Chinook might fly away & the killing might stop, the young men would be allowed to come home.

End the war now.

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