We All Fall Down

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Peace, slider, WAR

The wars go on,
Innocent die.
Bombs explode,
Parents cry.
Each side knows,
Its cause is just.
We must be right,
In God we trust.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes,
In God we trust.

Ring around the many
A pocket full of pennies;
Ashes, Ashes
All stand still.

The years pass
Another cause.
Another fight.
Defend our ways.
Invade today,
To free the poor.
Spreading democracy
Is what war is for.

The King has sent his army,
To fetch a pail of oil;
Ashes, Ashes
All fall down.

We all know the path,
but need a plan.
Take you and me,
And every man.
Live your life,
With love. Be kind.
Spread joy,
Help fear decline.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes,
In God we trust.

The bird upon the capitol,
Sits high above the sheeple;
Ashes, Ashes
All kneel down.

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9 Comments

  1. logocentric
    September 29, 2010

    fantastic! i was moved by your poem–its eloquence and simplicity.

    Reply
  2. universaltron
    September 30, 2010

    thanks logo. i’m happy it moved you. you are too kind.

    i read a lot of children”s books to my kids each night. i’m pretty sure that’s where the simplicity of my style is coming from. and of course i’m using a nursery rhyme on this one, so it’s a nice structure to work from.

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  3. Globatron.org
    October 2, 2010

    The bird upon the capitol, Sits high above the sheeple; Ashes, Ashes
    All kneel down | Globatron.org http://bit.ly/bZJmDM

  4. Globatron.org
    October 4, 2010

    We All Fall Down: The bird upon the capitol, Sits high above the sheeple | Globatron.org http://bit.ly/bZJmDM

  5. Globatron.org
    December 11, 2010

    There is no such thing as collateral damage. All war is murder
    http://www.globatron.org/?p=8874 #wikileaks #assange @PoetryFound

  6. Brother Tim
    December 12, 2010

    RT @Globatron: There is no such thing as collateral damage. All war is murder
    http://www.globatron.org/?p=8874 #wikileaks #assange @ …

  7. Globatron.org
    December 12, 2010

    We All Fall Down: All war is murder. http://www.globatron.org/?p=8874 #wikileaks #pdfleaks

  8. Globatron.org
    December 12, 2010

    Ashes, Ashes All kneel down: All war is murder. http://www.globatron.org/?p=8874 #wikileaks #pdfleaks

  9. Globatron.org
    December 14, 2010

    We All Fall Down: Lies breed War. http://www.globatron.org/?p=8874 #wikileaks #pdfleaks #assange

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