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I sing of Famine amid bountiful harvests-
Granaries bulge with corn ,
while mute , long suffering multitudes wait-
gaunt and wracked with hunger .
Convoys , trundle down highways
bearing grain to distant battlefields
past emaciated , sun-scourged bodies
pathetically huddled …
beyond starvation…too weak to beg.

Little angels of mercy
‘unhonoured and unsung’
glide gently among the dying
giving surcease ,then
tenderly shutting eyes forever….
their faith in God ,
all merciful and infinitely loving,
shaken to the very roots.

Villages ,lie desolate and abandoned -
not a living soul in sight.
Fields once laden with Nature’s bounty now
reduced to dry , blasted earth.

Enormous swathes of ground,
littered with rotting corpses and skeletons
of three million dead innocents .

Massive flocks of vultures ,
blotting out the sun ,
swoop down to feed
on grisly banquets of carrion.
Jackals, curs and rodents ,in their millions
rustle through the fields of death
tearing at putrid flesh
crunching through whitened bone .

A monstrous pall of death
blankets the entire land.
The stench of a hell on earth
assails the very heavens

…… High in the skies , a faint rumble
pierces the deathly stillness,
as vast armadas tear past ,
in swift arrowing flight ,
to unleash maelstroms of death and destruction
on the enemy
lurking beyond the lofty ranges
that loom ,
a faint blue blur on the distant horizon.

With vaulting heart and soaring spirit -

I sing of Man’s boundless Inhumanity to Man
- that transcends all else.


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The following comments are for "le tonnerre lointain"

I can't thank you enough for your kind words.

However let me say that had it not been for someone who was kind enough to mentor and guide me ,this could never have been finessed into a more palatable form.

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: January 30, 2005 )

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