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The recompense of war

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The recompense of war

The streets are empty
the birds stop singing
the children are not playing
the people look wan and scanty

the brooks are dry and frusty
the water taste blood and fretting
the air smells dreading
the seeds of terror grows plenty

war has unleashed her good
her gifts are hunger,poverty and disease
devastation and dead as it stood

no telling when the sun will rise again
when this is over there is a course to ask 
who win, who again

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  1. Date: 11/15/2011 8:46:00 AM
    This has such a sad echo, for war is the epitome of emptiness. Your images are vivid and heartbreaking.

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 8:19:00 PM
    Mathias, this is very deep.. the image of the end is at hand... i hope the light will gain everything once again.. Enjoyed your poem~ Thank you for sharing. Have yourself a wonderful night.. Take care ;-) ..LINDA