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The Map to Nowhere

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The Map to Nowhere

War zones often do not have maps
Nor pretty tourist guides or tours
The weatherman tells of raining bombs
And Smoke filled skies
Today is the day, many shall die
Tomorrow holds no hope
As bodies piled into pits
I breathe, yet I am already dead
My family is close to me
Yet so far away
For they are six feet beneath me
There is no food, never mind sweet blossoms
So as I visit, where they lay in peace
I imagine a bouquet of colorful flowers
That one day I shall place upon their graves
For now I wash the concrete marker with teardrops
Fires burn in the night
The glow of hell is all around
As I smell the remains of slaughtered souls
How shall these memories ever fade?
Tomorrow, my daily ritual begins again
My visit to the makeshift tombstones
In solitude, I repose and weep in peace
As bullets dance all around, waltzing with fate
Today, another day has passed
The electric is no more
As I lay in the darkness of my own thoughts
Wishing my family was near

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Ex write my friend....Seren

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:39:00 AM
    This is so sad, it seems the ones who start the wars are rarely the ones that pay the cost. I would say in most cases they are the benefactors.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 6:25:00 AM tragic and useless....Arthur, I feel with you. I have lived through war. My loved ones have been injured. You have capture the utter hopelessness and sorrow well. Hugs

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you once again Poetess of Romance!
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 1:20:00 AM
    If only your sensitivity was shared by some politicians this world would certainly be a better place! A thunderous poem that should be heard around the globe! I have written many poems on the subject the most recent are: WHEN WAR KNOCKS AT YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DOOR , AS THE CLOCK OF WAR IS TICKING,THE THUNDER OF WAR. A 7! Thank you for caring!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading!
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:23:00 AM
    So sad Arthur and so incomprehensible to one who has never lived in a war zone. Wonderful writing. Love, Joyce

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/21/2013 12:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, very kind of you