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Pointlessness of War

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Pointlessness of War

The dead and dieing laying in piles
carnage of the pointless war
buildings hazed to the ground
devastation where ever the eye could see

Young men and women back from the front
suffering from the horrors seen and committed
knowing they have blood on their hands
and for what!!! Certainly no gain earned.

Blindly following orders made from afar
people who have never seen the awful carnage
who sleep safe in warm beds with pleasant dreams
no deity asked for this war just the greed of man

Maybe if they had to spend a couple of weeks
fearing daily for their sorry worthless life's
amidst the wreckage that they have caused
maybe, just maybe they would stop and think again

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:45:00 PM
    You offer much heart and wisdom with this piece.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Richard you are the wise one maybe I have the heart lol Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:42:00 AM
    War, War,war. War is an anathema, Shadow. You have aptly painted a perfect picture of effects the war brings to people's lives- guilt, loss, uncertainty etc. What a poem...!JM

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Joseph and Ty much appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Hi Shadow,, this is amazing poetry, you ask all the right question,, the sad part is there usually is a reason,, and it is to protect the rich and powerful's assets the poem,, i like ever so much

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/16/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes Harry sucks does it not? glad you enjoyed Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Shadow, you have written a powerful and deep felt poem, I agree, so many lives perish, it saddens my heart to think of the great loss of humans, those poppies will bleed forever, if peace does not come to reign in our Countries, unified prayers will fortify our thoughts Shadow, let's pray it will soon stop, sending my love to you girl, stay beautiful and keep writing my love, xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/16/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Vienna yes bad times so much conflict and for what the sake of a few more pounds. glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile