War

by mkvecchitto

war

Safety and fear intertwine

Corruption abided by rules and regulation

All the while, the swain tramps across the fen

to swear allegiance under the gibbous moon

 

The waif, brunette hair matted by neglect, slinks into the corner

of a garage filled with weapons she can not name

Her lilliputian life, the perfect cover

to grasp all that had once been taboo

 

Once a place where fields of wildflowers grew with abandon

it is now a graveyard of bombshells and bodies

 

War has come to paradise

 

The blind man still sings in the marketplace,

his melodious song not heard by mawkish children scrounging for food

 

Each man is loyal to his cause

Each cause slurps men into a cauldron of demise

Turn signals misused to guide them down devious path

as captains pester those that dare decline

 

As old as the ages, this urge to fight

claiming the young, the infirm, the charmed, the disillusioned

Corruption abided by rules and regulation

Safety and fear intertwine

 

 

 

 

photo: Flickr/loren chipman

 

prompts: OctPoWriMo, WordPress Daily Post, MLMM Wordle 174, #TLPoetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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