Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A HARD RAIN IS FALLING



PRAYING FOR PEACE

First the flash, then the thunder, then the rain is felt; falling, bursting upon impact. Shrapnel storms follow each firebolt unleashed. The blood of old and young alike pools up, waiting for the hot breath of death to evaporate the gelled coagulate into just another stain on the land. Thirty people gathered to protest for an end to the rain. Fifteen said it should rain harder and then peace will come, the other fifteen said that the rain would stop, once the first fifteen were dead.

© M Durfee
7/23/14



Nationalist Propaganda


13 comments:

  1. Sharp as every Mark ~ The prayer of the last 15 for peace will not end ~ You see, they will just split up again into 7 or 8, one group for rain to stop, and the other group for rain to go on ~ Peace ~

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    1. I wonder what would have happened had Adam killed Eve or vice versa instead of it starting with the second generation? We have come a long way in our desire for discord. Once it was nation against nation, you're right though grace now we hate up close and personal.

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  2. There's a story in this for sure. A whole world.

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  3. Sounds about right. O what lovely wars . . . and they keep on coming . . .


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    1. Of course how would we destroy the one mind destined for the one breakthrough that lead the human back to ity if we don't kill as many as possible.

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  4. Hanging in there with this life thing. You, Bro?


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  5. Powerful words Mark. True, sadly so true.

    Both sides are right, in their own minds. Except the children: they know that each side is wrong ... that it is wrong to slaughter the innocent ones, the ones who, should they survive, will be traumatised for ever.

    Definition of a modern concentration camp today? Yesterday it was Auschwitz, Buchenwald Dachau and others; now it is Gaza perhaps.

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    1. Or Lebanon, Jordon, The Golan Heights, Syria, Iraq, the Kurd or or or or or or or or or or or...

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  6. I hate war. See no sense in humans continuing to destroy others. But we are a frantically greedy and pugilistic species.

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So Walking Man I was thinking...