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Big cat roars

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Big cat roars

     Big Cat Roars. 

A big cat roared in the wilderness,
As the birds fled to the skies,
As the echo’s of the thunderbirds
Be drowning out their cries.
As mad, mad man goes off to war,
And young men die 
Oh Lord what for?????

The dark green bird with the big propeller 
Be dropping off some fine young fellows,
To fight a mad, mad, war in tears
As anguished mothers face their fears.
And boys, some dying for leaders pride,
Be forced to thrust their souls aside.

The Romans march they off to war,
They're still with us and that's for sure.
The Gulf, Iraq and Vietnam
Does anybody give a damn???
About boys dying in the night,
And who be wrong and who be right.?

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  1. Date: 1/23/2015 9:09:00 AM
    Back again to congratulate you on your win with this excellent poem! Bravooooo!!!!!!!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/25/2015 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Robert. I always appreciate your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/17/2015 10:37:00 PM
    Peter.. Transparent and sad, when you write from your heart it's always a winner!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/19/2015 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    G'day Dave. always nice to read your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/17/2015 10:11:00 AM
    It seems we are in a constant state of war.... congrats on your win

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/25/2015 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph...peter
  1. Date: 1/16/2015 11:15:00 PM
    Congrats Peter on your winning write... this comes from your heart and experience. Well done for placing in a contest... keep it up and stir the pot my friend...:)Cheers Vicki

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/16/2015 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Vicky. I keep bouncing on and off this site, still deciding whether I really want to write poems or not. Then I see comments like yours and I decide to keep writing. I guess that at my age now nothing really means that much to me. my ego is positively shrinking. Thank you so much for your nice comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 5:18:00 PM
    It doesn't matter who is wrong or right, what matters, is that no more blood is shed for the sake of peace, for peace was never meant to be a contract of death but rather one of life giving force, this would be true in a perfect world, so sad that this poem rings true, congrats dear poet, you did an outstanding job xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 12:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rose you are, of course right, but my faith in politicians often makes me wonder if they really want peace. All I see on the TV is War documentaries, films and such. I thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 1:45:00 PM
    such an expressive sad write Peter - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xx

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 1/17/2015 4:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww Peter please don't stop You were one of the first people I read here and I love your writes - hope Vera is OK not seen her for a while too:-( Hugs Jan xx
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 12:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jan, i really did not remember entering this contest I haven't entered one for some time now, and Have completely lost interest. My love for anything to do with poetry is slowly dying. I just can't be bothered. I have been writing nor for forty something years and have written eleven thousand poems. Every thing has to fade in the end. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 8:51:00 AM
    I just found this write my friend. Yet again you write truth and do so in magnificent form. War is Hell, is more than just an old saying for it is solid gold truth. Innocent people die, parts of civilization is destroyed in wars. Yet man can not shed evil by himself. War is a constant that man must live with. Sad but true. Fantastic write. A7..

  1. Date: 1/15/2015 7:43:00 AM
    Thought I'd add you to my fav poet list while I was here.

  1. Date: 1/15/2015 7:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Peter on your win with this important write.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 12:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Maurice for your kind words. I could not even remembering entering this contest. Must be old age Lol. congratulations on your win, my friend Peter
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 1:34:00 AM
    True my friend how true! Wonderfully painted war pic Peter! congrats on win!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 12:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Doc it's always nice to get comments from you....peter
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 1:26:00 AM
    Nothing could be more factual Peter,people dying for leaders pride is just the truth. I wish to be here and congratulate you but see how you blessed me with you worthy words;congrats my friend and thank you for the warning thought...huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kayod. I really appreciate your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 1/14/2015 10:40:00 PM
    Peter, Stopping by to say hi and wish you the best when it comes to any soup contest. Congratulations, on your win. Stop by my latest blog "A Penny For Your Thoughts." If you'd like:) Always & Forever ~LINDA~

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/17/2015 2:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda, I had actually forgotten I had entered your contest. It must have been a while ago. Thank you for the place, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:53:00 PM
    I agree of course and congress disrespects them all yet again .. Someday they will call a war and no one will come.. Anyway stopped by to say hello before I say good by..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Michael. it is good to see you on my page, I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Awh the felions roaring! Roaring like lions in the Safari! A beautiful peom, full of powerful events and words that bring a tear to my eye! Heartfelt and powerful my friend! Thanks for sharing Peter! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Chris, just got back from my holidays, and am OIn action again. Thank you for your comments, my friend
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Thanks for your comments, my friend. The answer is that I don't really know, I write what comes out, and one day I started using this way of when I wrote this piece about ten years ago. I like to write stuff that stirs people from their ruts, I guess I am just wicked lol...Your comments are appreciated whether good or bad....Peter

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I understand that completely. Ideas come out how they come out and sometimes we never know in what form they will come. I appreciate your answer because it's honest. Thank you for taking time to respond. I respect your point of view :)
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:16:00 AM
    I thought your use of "be drowning, be dropping; who be wrong, who be right" was interesting; they don't quite sound grammatically correct, and was wondering if that was intentional? I'm curious about this choice of words (not being critical; I am just wondering about your thought-process). But I am must say this is a strong, vivid poem with strong imagery and kudos for writing about such a divisive, difficult subject :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Very expressive work about a timely topic..War is awful..Sad that we humans have to go around blowing everything up..Some day there will be peace..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks sara, that is too true, and it seems to be getting worse, and all for ideals!! I appreciate you coming by.....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:26:00 AM
    That is the case everywhere on the globe. Sad and full grief, Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    To true that is doc, and what can we do? thank you for your comments...Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:22:00 AM
    yes, this is a gruesome state of the world so well penned... what is it's reason, i know not, except that power rules, not the heart or love... marvelous, timely message!..:) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, it makes me want to be as a great man said 'in this world but not of it" there is so much hatred and anger in the air. I appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:03:00 AM
    Not 'just' poem and a poetical way of speaking out.......... The other day someone said that she didn't like poetry because it is too "woolly" I think this poem of yours will make her - at least - think about the woolliness of poetry..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, I always admired Woody Guthrie, and I guess I like to write the sort of stuff he would write, I like to make people think and use self reliance, instead of following the leader. I appreciate your comments...Peter