Christina A. Sharik


IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: November 30, 2007
Awarded: November 30, 2007
It’s almost the Christmas Season,
and we’re spreading love and joy;

Let’s go skiing
Let’s go skating
Every girl and boy

Let’s ask Santa for
a skateboard
a boogie board
a waterboard
this year……

It’s the latest thing
(Not torture)
No discomfort, dear.

How’s it work,
you wonder……
Well, as I understand it

You’re on a board
and strapped down tight
a rag’s placed
in your mouth;
your instinct is to fight;

then water’s poured
onto the rag
down the throat
and then you gag

they keep on pouring water
till you really start to wonder
You’d like to cry, if you could ~
you feel you’re going under.

No, thanks,
I’ll ask old Santa
for some checkers or a doll

No waterboarding
games for me
No waterboards at all.