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The Ravages of War

Sadness, pain, and betrayal
For which millions of lovers
Shed tears for those taken
By the gnarled hands of Death

A bottomless chasm opens up
Within the tattered soul
Revealing fear unimaginable
With the sound of gunfire

Tortured mortality cries out
Against the pain of the fight
Silent tears stream and swirl
With a thousand rivers of crimson

Joyous hues now dulled
Unfocused in the fading light
Eyes once laughing now stare blankly
Silenced by the enemy’s sword

Bodies lay scattered
Upon the shared battle ground
A gothic painting of many shades
Drawn by the madness of gods

Children cry out, more tears fall
At the realization of horrid truth
Hatred blooms for wounds not healable
And those who have caused such pain

Flashes of blinding light
Though not of the gentle sun
Images of blood and gunpowder
Plague those who did remain

Years have past since the bloodshed
Yet the tears fall and hatred continues
Who is truly evil? Who is truly good?
These questions brought by the ravages of war

Sometimes, when you make an omelette, you have to kill a few people...

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The following comments are for "The Ravages of War"
by Capricorn

Sad but true

This piece was very moving. Makes one think about the ways of the world, and the sadness that surrounds us everyday. Very nicely written.


( Posted by: Drastine [Member] On: February 6, 2003 )

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