Monday, November 17, 2014

EVERY DROP SPILT, EVERY HEAD LOST IS AT THE COST OF HUMANITY



AND THE BEAST ROARS FOR MORE—WAR
A wadi running red
 mystifies them not there
to see the felled heads.

We prefer to read of enemies declared,
enemies all, not our kind not our breed.
They are not dear to a God with a different name.

There is no need for diplomacy or palaver,
only more of the bullets spit and tonnage shit
from bomb bay doors, upon the enemy and the innocent.  

There is no agree to disagree in peace, not anymore,
those days sit behind a closed door
the entire planets population has not the strength to open it,

that door held closed
by the few profiteers
making money off expanding wars everywhere.

Surrender, raise the white flag
hope for mercy, where there is none
for the wadi is not yet filled with red blood of mother’s sons.

And in the middle stands
an indifferent war weary citizenry
as long as they are not personally touched by the blades stinging,

while surrounding that wadi is the dust of a fearful million
running from their homes knowing
that if the blade doesn’t get them the bombing will kill 'em.

© M Durfee
11/17/14

14 comments:

  1. Some people live in a fearful--damned if you do, damned if you don't--world where everyone seems to be your enemy.

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    1. I honestly believe that is the the attempt of the governments of the world to spread fear and hatred, realign the politics under the guise of mutual safety and mass destruction with only people killing weapons.

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    1. OH yes, we do very much but them that love them most never go to a VA hospital to see the work they have wrought.

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  3. So we're shooting for a river of blood? Yikes.

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  4. It's once again religion rolling back the years a few centuries where barbarism ruled in the name of some 'god' - where the sword was mightier than the pen.
    The Devil rides out in the name of Islam, of Christianity, of Judaism or any other name you can think of. The Devil, however, is Man himself - none other. Hell exists, here on planet Earth. Nothing changes, other than means of killing. That's life, that's all.

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    1. You are hitting the nail on the head Philip and be careful where you speak such political heresy, for the churches are taking over government again.

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  5. I cannot even think of any of this. It's so painful.

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    1. Vesper, best to touch the hot stove at least once to understand the things you want to teach your children to not believe in.

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  6. I really need to stop in more often to get my dose of your wisdom. You never fail to make me pause and reflect.

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    1. Thank you Travis, those are very kind words.

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  7. "indifferent war weary citizenry" .... what a great line. Inside a serious poem. Well done.

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  8. And yet the American people still seems to think that war is the answer when it was not and has not been for decades.

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