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Save Us from Ourselves
never left her mouth, those lips moved like mime,
but the loud and relentless ocean like a powerful
army attacked the shore and her words fell.
Where was the ocean? When men with bloated fragile
egos created a war to benefit their distorted
biographies, the bloody pen rationalizes heroism
Glory seeks listeners who write their own stories
as the hero, saving the town from the bad guys,
catching the beautiful girl’s attention, riding off
into the sunset but the hero is silenced in chapter
one and is buried in his plot.
Recycled war changes with the choice of weapon;
always the same death’s pain leaves a large want in
the heart ‘until death do us part.’
Men die in groups like members of the same club.
War never ends just takes a vacation, catches its
breath, sleeps in the sun to regain its strength
with a handsome tan so people will stare with envy.
Feeds on mistrust but boredom grows, begins to
pace, anxiety builds, visions of self-glory bloom,
the gods create war-like art, pastel songs of life
and death anxious for honour and glory, bodies pile
up like the smell of feces in the outhouse and the
worship of honour is Cain’s misplaced offering to
the Lord, of mistaken glory.
The mask of the constant smile sings the joys of
self-sacrifice, the sun shines with a stairway to
heaven, take that bullet for the country’s honour
(paranoia) and the cheering crowd sprawled like
mannequins on the battlefield singing with glee,
clapping and dancing to the chorus and the
factories increase production, workforce expands
and profits are alive and growing. The war must go
The lie to heal the pain comes from the same lie
that created the pain, the mask of the constant
When the volume is turned down, like a blind man
who meets Jesus and asks to be healed, suddenly
sees and is overwhelmed with loss…
Ears listen for your knock, to hear you talk and to
see your face is like seeing the face of God.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth…
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