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HUMAN PARTS By Michael E. Stone Buses bombed and human parts Towers bombed and human hearts spread, sprayed, and scattered. Men unknown by men unknown. How halt this hatred darkness of fanatics crazy in their attics cellars stinking and dungeons of the soul all black? Darken glimmers false enlightenment, self-deception "this is what God wants, or history wants, or the nation's spirit wants." If God wants this, I want not Him. Mind deceived by self, Heart twisted by hate. How do they sleep? Well, I fear. December 25 2008 * * * * * CANCELLED By Michael E. Stone Cancelled - a stamp with black ink showing date, place, sometimes country Cancelled - a flight to somewhere some town, some land. Cancelled - a meeting that might have changed my life. Cancelled - a page in life's book, replaced by another. Cancelled - a check overdrawn on life's bank. Cancelled. Cancelled. The End. October 2012 -- Michael Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published poetry in Ararat, Avocet, Byline Magazine, Hazmat Review, King Log, Mandrake Poetry Review, Ruah, White Heron, ARC, and Voices Anthology. He also translates medieval Armenian poetry into English and has published translations in Ararat, Sion and St. Nersess Theological Review. He is at present finalizing an English translation of the medieval biblical epic Adamgirk' by Arak'el of Siwnik'. In addition to poetry he has published numerous scholarly books and articles on Armenian studies. http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook6-1JanFeb2011/Sketchbook_6-1_JanFeb_2011_Contributing_Editor_Helen_Bar-Lev_Interview_with_Michael_Stone.htm