Monday, February 27, 2017

(Wilfred Owen 1893-1918)

Speaking of war
seven eyes close
on the cemetery
showing deference
in defense of peace
when all victims
are resigned
to the memorial stones
next to holes
to be stationary
and lined up just to survive
for the next body bag
dug into bogs of bones,
there are even
St. George swords
of politicians
and urns under the arms
of those who will not learn
to hear the machine gun blast
away at the last soul alive
and a meeting of the press
editorial board
and a cross to bless
those fallen Christians
seeking success
only for a heaven's reward.

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