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I got this recently. I've wanted it for a while.

It's a collection of poetry about the Iraq War, written by a veteran. It's pretty harrowing.
Some of the pieces aren't too well written, but they're made up for with beautiful ones like these:

The Baghdad Zoo

An Iraqi northern brown bear mauled a man
on a street corner, dragging him down an alley
as shocked onlookers shouted and threw stones.

Tanks rolled their heavy tracks
past the museum and up to the Ministry of Oil.
A gunner watched a lion chase down a horse.

Eaten down to their skeletons, the giraffes 
looked prehistoric, unreal, their necks
too fragile, too graceful for the 21st Century. 

Dalmatian pelicans and marbled teals
flew over, frightened by the rotorwash
of Blackhawk helicopters touching down.

One baboon escaped the city limits. 
It was found wandering the desert, confused
by the wind, the blowing sands of the barchan dunes.


Kirkuk Oilfield, 1927

We live on the roof of Hell, he says,
and Ahmed believes it, he's watched the gas flares
rise from holes in the earth, he's seen the black river
wash through the village in a flood of oil
as if the drillers had struck a vein 
deep in the skull of God, and the old man says
Boy, you must learn how to live here -
where the dead are buried deep in the mind
of God, manifest in man and woman,
given to earth in dark blood,
given to earth in fire.


And the titular poem, the one that'll be my poHem for a while;

Here, Bullet

If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavice-snapped wish,
the aorta's opened valves, the leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap.
Here is the adrenaline rush you crave,
that inexorable flight, that insane puncture
into heat and blood. And I dare you to finish
what you've started. Because here, Bullet,
here is where I complete the word you bring 
hissing through the air, here is where I moan
the barrel's c old esophagus, triggering
my tongue's explosives for the rifling I have
Inside of me, each twist of the round
spun deeper, because here, Bullet,
here is where the world ends, every time.   


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~AyeAye12's pieces are simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I absolutely love the fact that he has taken relatable subjects and created pieces which makes his readers think. I could definitely relate with the piece 'Maths Class', which by the way is a very humorous piece. He is extremely talented, and you will find yourselves pouring through his collection of literature with amazement. They are all wonderful pieces.

- imaginative-lioness

Of intimidating talent.

- v-espertine

He's great at imagery and makes you feel as if you've taken a trip without moving from your seat.

- Aerode

There is something about [his] voice as a poet that I have heard in no-one else. It is wonderfully warm and refreshing. [He has] a way of wording things that grabs the attention and makes me smile and [he is] wonderful. I imagine it takes no small amount of skill, so well done.


The warrior-poet bleeds imagery and moves in free verse.
(I suspect massive quantities of cocaine were involved.)


Aye is just... different, from the usual works I read here on dA. That's pretty much what I can say.


AyeAye12 never fails to make me lol, or at least marvel at his ability to shatter pre-conceptions of what literature is supposed to be.


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