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Crying on The Rifle

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Crying on The Rifle

                             Bombarded, in the public
                             we dip our fingers in our eyes, unknowingly. Patriotic?
                             Anthemsinging before the media, but
                             disappearing tearssheding in our hearts' secretplaces.
                             Or suicidal? Or selfdecieving?
                              Selfdestruction-forced foreign dependence.
                             The giants that we are,
                             washing with tears our destroyer in our bosom.
                                                    *
                              shed in secretplaces are our tears,
                              like blood of soldiers that march to enslave easygoers,
                              in campaign for pseudopeace.
                              Like future of those poverty-stripped civilians
                              that vote in militants,
                              and liveon bulletseverdodging.
                                                     *
                              Like names of elder statesmen,
                              who for our national security
                              set the city on fire
                              and travel abroad.
                                                     *
                               Fingers disconnected from nerves,
                               and bullet-riddled minds
                               groping in the ruins
                               of a keeping-peace site;
                               site of easygoing hostcivilians
                               whom foreign peacekeepers force peace upon,
                               dismantle in psyche and skeletonstrip.
                               And still say
                               'we war for peace'.
                                                     *
                               But the truth is said in their hearts secretly, 
                               diseasening whispers;
                               'We fight to abate our fears, 
                               feed our greed,
                               protect our superiorpose'.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Ghandi talks about fear being the enemy, we think it is hate when in fact it is fear. Your words speak to me. Even in my isolated manicured world my heart cry's with sadness. So much war so much destruction. When our savior comes back these tears will all be wiped away. You remind me in some ways of my friend Vicky. Read my poem Vicky and if you have time read some of her work, you will appreciate it. Blessings my new friend.

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 7:35:00 PM
    LUCKY, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. :-) Always~PD

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    Date: 8/27/2012 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Whoever and whatever we appreciate, we attract it to our selves. That is the social, physical and spiritual principle of boomerang effect. Hence your next win is on the way ! Congrats in advance 'DESTROYER'.
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:30:00 PM
    wow, what a strong piece on war this is. you tell it how it is, those damn warmongers!! Where are you from, Lucky? I like your name.

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Quite a vivid picture and digging right to the heart of the matter. Welcome on board, Lucky.

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 5:33:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Lucky. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 08/09/2012