Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Shirley Woods, iJoyce Scarbrough, iKeith Wright, iLisa Loucks Christenson, iRichard Rydon, iCheryl Sellers, iJeff Ovall, i

  Home > War > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Bruce Nickerson

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 7 Titles
· 16 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2006

Bruce Nickerson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Daily Life, by Dr Audrey Coatesworth
by Audrey Coatesworth

Daily life is the first in the series of poetry books, for older readers,by Dr Audrey Coatesworth, a retired psychiatrist of 35 years experience. Her books comment on..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Voodoo, within the boundaries of law
by Antoine Raphael

As far as everybody was concerned, Theodore Merlin's stomachache was a case of minor ailment, an indigestion, a bloated stomach, after having savored two mangoes out of t..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (War)
  1.  Little Soldier Boy
  2.  Anzac Memories
  3.  silent guns
  4.  Children in the Streets
  5.  War
  6.  that morning along the mezzanine...
  7.  Seeds of Destruction
  8.  The Diggers
  9.  Those Ol' Boots
  10.  War
  11.  They Died So We May Know Freedom
  12.  A Tribute To All Amercians ( Especially th
  13.  The Full Armor of God.
  14.  Welcome Home, GI!
  15.  Remembrance Remembered
  16.  Who Suffers?
  17.  Such, If!
  18.  Rhinestone Cowboy Heart
  19.  My Thoughts
  20.  Mine Eyes Have Seen

Babylonian Misadventure
by Bruce Nickerson

Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Bruce Nickerson
•  Thomas Unknown
•  Rivers Embrace
           >> View all 3

Anti war statement dedicated to all the brave service men and women serving and dying in our time.

"You provide the pictures. I'll provide the war."

-William Randolf Hearst-

    Babylonian Misadventure      

            Duplicity abounds friend now foe

             Friend in carnage foe we control

           Control information they will agree

        Mothers play well honor them with a flag

     A star for their window for each lifeless child

         Never mind purpose never mind a goal

         21 years we earned with no end before

           They'll provide sons and daughters

       Cast a net on the poor trapped disparing

              Fish the ghettos slums and barrios

                      Cast your nets proudly 

          Shine buckels epplets silvery swords

                         Stand tall and straight  

       Speak of freedom honor doing your part

                          Sing them a song

         When Johnny Comes Marching Home

          Don't use real lyrics they won't come

         If he hasn't an arm and he hasn't a leg

                       There will be no profit  

                           Hold your tongue

  They Will  Come  - Succumb - Speak As One






Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/29/2007
A moving poem, words of wisdom and a powerful voice.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 6/28/2006
indeed..wars are never necessary..yet it's thought they are..guess mankind still has a long way to go..

Good piece..

Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 6/11/2006
wow. 'when will they ever learn'
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/1/2006
A deeply touching write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/31/2006
Very fitting for the perils of war, and the sad ways it seems to always end up, even when neccessary!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.