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I found a bit of poetry
tacked up on a door
while wandering through the halls
of the latest-greatest war

So I scootchied up my dungarees,
and with squinty eyes I read,
“If you can read this poetry
 you are likely dead.

Because there is no door here,
nothing written on a gate,
the poem which you are looking at
is nothing but your fate.

‘Cause the hogging hungry war machine
run by grinchy greedy men
has an appetite for carnage,
which seems to have no end.

Chaos is it’s business,
making bucks for those,
who’ve no regard for living things.
That’s the way it goes.

By turning life to death
(the basics of their plan)
they pad their purse and pockets
just because they can.”

I thought I thought a thought
(or, I guess, I thought I did),
 “Before the latest-greatest war,
I surely wish I’d hid.”

I learned skills for making kills,
but two things I abhor:
those kills which give folks thrills
and the latest-greatest war.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/13/2016 1:32:00 PM
John: Such truth is almost too intense for this old rhymer. Thanks for sharing in a special way, something more folks need to know. Keep those messages coming. olbuck
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Date: 12/14/2016 9:40:00 AM
sigh. :-(. Old rhymers never die, they just rhyme away. Ooh, sorry, that was pretty bad;-)
Date: 12/11/2016 10:04:00 AM
War is mankind walking naked in a parade and then asking God, if his being a nude performer-- will make a difference in the universe. Rushing on to die, surely serves to make others wealthy but tis A PISS POOR WAY TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON. I enjoyed this poem immensely.
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Date: 12/14/2016 9:39:00 AM
Hi Robert. I like your definition! And, yup, it's a heckuva way to spend an afternoon (or tour of duty). Thanks for visitin! ~ j
Date: 12/9/2016 2:19:00 PM
WoW! John , this a good write.Folk dying for a financial gain is never good . And can't be justified. Off to read it again. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/11/2016 8:21:00 AM
Hi Alexis! Some things are just sucky-poo:-(
Date: 12/9/2016 1:42:00 PM
Tremendous my friend...lives paid for the greed of man
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Date: 12/11/2016 8:20:00 AM
sigh...so it goes
Date: 12/9/2016 1:37:00 PM
This is some serious limericking, John. Really nice:)
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Date: 12/11/2016 8:20:00 AM
Thanks, Daniel, for stopping by.