4 thoughts on “Something that will definitely not be on my gift giving list this holiday season…”

  1. You should have the bodies stacked up high,
    Above your neck the fallen amassed and towering
    Toward the gray-thrown sky where their faces
    Look alive once more with the sobbing of battle.

    You should have the tortured hands and backs
    Bear them to the cavern of your limbless,
    Eyeless scourge as the conqueror’s honor;
    The due reverence to your lifeless carnival.

    You should have the trembling youth’s red echo
    Of anguish knocking against your ear in sleep;
    A mud-spattered lullaby, and have the beautiful,
    Trodden and gashed bodies of the children dancing.

    And, as you writhe, you twist the writ to sunders
    And pledge no support for our grown-dim reality
    While shadowy plans are pinched for a fresh war
    Lying eastward of quagmires steeped in freedom!

    Downward, downward, missiles bury the blameless
    And stoke the soil with a lover’s enthusiasm
    Like murderers and thieves leaving their mark
    Upon every body gasping beneath the enemy.

    Copyright © 2007 mrp / thepoetryman

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