WAR…the Gift that Keeps on Giving

WAR...the Gift That Keeps on Giving
WAR…the Gift That Keeps on Giving

How can I ignore the pleas,
thousands of souls begging for release,
a fate oncoming, written in time,
unavoidable, intended and so maligned.

I can hear their cries of pain,
their hopeless recognition of the profane,
the madness in flow to manifest,
the death of so many, so pointless.

Yet is comes, like the dawning of a new day,
sunless and dark in every way,
life cast aside so recklessly, without compassion,
the value of life just collateral, an acceptable action.

How can any soul agree,
to waste life truly meant to be,
for some meagre gain of political play,
in a world yearning for a better way.

And still the wheels turn, plans in place,
for pointless death in loathed disgrace,
as those with power wring their hands,
their coffers brimming, at their command.

While death squirms and suffering groans,
souls of beauty so weak and prone,
as bullets fly and bombs collide,
till dust is all that remains in red attire.

Babies still with vacant eyes,
limbs dismembered, vaporised,
and bodies line the streets as if rubble,
once joy and laughter, death for their trouble.

And soldiers blink the sight just bland,
acceptance neat an empowered brand,
as dispensable life is just a righteous act,
when reason replaced with lies called facts.

And the world swoons, in blood-soaked plumes,
wondering why this happened, yet again,
and minds question life at all,
we godless beings of endless sin.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “WAR…the Gift that Keeps on Giving

  • October 23, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    Some very vivid imagery in this poem, Tony. The trouble is that it is happening as we speak.

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    • October 23, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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      That it is John, and worse is coming. Why doesn’t humanity learn? Cheers!

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  • October 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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    Yes, very vivid imagery. I hope these wars and bloodshed going on do not numb people’s minds to the reality and senseless reasons behind it all. Justice must be served, but how? How do we stop all this horror? I wish we could put all the leaders of horrendous acts in a huge pen in the desert and let them just kill each other so the innocent can live and love in peace.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    The problems exist in areas that you wouldn’t expect and people unknown, are the one’s behind much of the world’s problems. Russia isn’t the problem, if you listen to what Putin believes and has done in the past, it is the US who have broken all the rules and pursued increases in nuclear arms, despite past agreements to stabilize the global balances of power. If Clinton gets in there will be a WWIII, for certain. Its hard to trust the untrustworthy. All we want is peace. Take care

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