Tuesday, 12 March 2013

From Snafu to Fubar

There is no black and white
if the land is splattered with
Littered with bodies
bleeding through the cracks
of the parched earth
Souls struggling to escape
the death rattle
of hatred, rage, torture
Brother against brother
making war so that there
may be peace
Psychological manipulation
be brave and kill your brother
for this is not murder
it is war
a combat mission
A suicide misssion
a fool's errand
It is black and white
kill or be killed
the ultimate sacrifice
The war culture
the culture of death
Here nobody wins..
Thou shalt not kill


  1. Now if we could only convince our terrorist brothers...

    Great title!

  2. "Thou shalt not kill"...yes, how the so-called faithful followers so easily break their own religions' commandments!!

    Truly a poem after my own heart.
    Thank you so much for sharing, Rose.:)

  3. excellent. "this is not murder, this is war". so sad.

  4. Gnome,
    Yes, well, I wrote this wondering really where it all began and decided that it was a 'which came first the chicken or the egg' situation :D thank you :D

  5. Ygraine,
    I know battles have been fought for many centuries and it has become a way of life really and children are exposed to war games at a very early stage of their lives and everything is just kill, kill, kill and it becomes almost the norm.
    I battle (excuse the pun) to understand the difference in killing for your country or killing an intruder in your own home to protect yourself, your family and your possessions. The latter of which is punishable by law!
    Thank you Ygraine for your comment.

  6. Icy Highs,
    Thank you for reading!

  7. Oh Rose, bravo for this powerful piece ... if only they could hear ...

  8. Moon,
    Thank you dear lady.

  9. It's spring and we have yet to see the Rose. ahem...where are you? :(

  10. Hi Moon,
    :) Restless as the wind dear lady, so nothing settles in my chaotic mind :(

  11. Hi Gnome,
    Thanks for asking but this rose ain't quite ready to bloom yet, sigh, soon I'll be back to me ole self again :)


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