Politics Aside

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Fear

a person shot dead
in the head
crowds rejoice
nationalism is fed

politics aside
no more place to hide
fed to the fishes
cowboys yelling rawhide

as widows and orphans cry
a man that stopped the world
for ten years he did hide
directing the car bombs of jihad

as we fought and we flew
remote control drones
directed from air conditioned zones
civilians signed up to GET SOME

revenge they did want
to war they did point
that each man should see death
once in a lifetime

with death they did dance
for death takes no stance
money funneled into corporations
to rebuild two destroyed nations

schools that were built
fortress walls where men knelt
to pray for a day this would end
when our soldiers would come back

to raise a new generation
teach them not to hate
teach them to believe
that no war is worth one man

trillions should have been spent
on victims of the crimes he did commit
prisons, torture and torment
our morals were tested

forgiving and forgetting not shown
to the enemies that were known
to the prisoners detained
the Lord’s name taken in vain

as a tool to promise change
these are historic times
one man and a plot devised
to take down a culture he despised

his DNA now taken, no way to escape or hide
no cave or walls thick enough to disguise
the end of a decade of terror and lies
an ideology of hate victimized

all of humanity
all virtue
all dignity
all lives

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6 Comments

  1. Infiniverbal John
    May 6, 2011

    I like to GET SOME globatron action when I find a moment

    Cuz you put things into perspective

    And you enrich the collective

    With poetry that’s infective

    And reflective

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  2. Byron King
    May 6, 2011

    Yeah, Get Some, comes from my Army days. Fun stuff. Total brainwashing. They are good adt it. Glad you enjoyed it. I posted it on a poetry forum and it was ripped to shreds. They didn’t even speak of the content. It was all about meter and my lack of knowledge of poetry. Called it trash, garbage, and basically cyber bullied me. I felt like I was going to throw up.

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  3. Infiniverbal John
    May 6, 2011

    Get Some… yeah, a kinda sickening phrase when i imagine how some people use it

    bummer bout them blind bullies B

    they musta forgot
    that good poetry flows from Soul
    and not from structure and meter minutia

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  4. Byron King
    May 7, 2011

    Indeed John. It’s grotesque. Pure bravado and testosterone. The stuff war is made of. Cowboys gun slinging. Kill them all and let God sort them out type of stuff. The military has so many cadences that try and make the soldier make the targets not human. It’s all meant to keep empathy out of the equation. The enemy is not human, etc. An entire language is taught to make one feel less and do more.

    Yeah the bullies on the poetry forum were a bit much. Amazing people are so offended with the absence of meter and structure in poetry. Soul and content matters the most to me. I could care less how it is written. Agreed. Thanks mate.

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  5. JamesA
    May 12, 2011

    the mask
    the man
    the cause

    the banners
    the resolutions
    the revolutions

    the defiant
    the definitions
    the politicking

    our breathing stales
    our air with death

    all life is
    movement.

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  6. Byron King
    May 12, 2011

    nice James. It’s a very nice addition to the piece. I always felt comments were an extension of the blog post. thank you for making it so.

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