March 13, 2011

Happy Haiga Day!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Originally published on Lunch Break's "The Twelve Days of Christmas 2010-2011."

Next week will mark 8 years ago that the U.S. invaded Iraq and although we are now officially out, we will maintain a presence there--a very costly presence--for many years to come.

Over the years during which I marched, I heard "Get a job!" thrown at us on more than one occasion. Get a job? I have a job! But, I believe it should be everyone's job to eliminate war. I never yelled back, "Get a conscience," but maybe I should have.



  1. Get a job? That's the only thing that sprang to mind for those passersby? "Thinking" is apparently something they don't do a lot of.

  2. Comments like that, and "Dirty hippie!" just made me scratch my head. Have you seen me? Do I look like a dirty hippie? You're right, Andy, no thought involved.

  3. Pity that some people can't imagine peace.

    Good wishes.

  4. Thanks for commenting, Carlos! For many people "peace on earth" is only a Christmas card catchword--something that is said without any thought given to what the words actually mean.