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  Wars child
by J. Allen Wilson
Friday, January 09, 2004

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                          Cold and hard was the night

 as hot steel rained from the moonless sky

 fire and smoke billowed forth, forming deadly plumes,

that skitter the now lifeless terrain.

Precariously with the dawning day, through filtered light,

 one can see, how little remains.


 I, now from a distant star,
look down on a landscape charred.

  New fears are ushered into my already fragile mind.
I question and ponder,

 how could this be happening, in this place and time?

For there is no rhyme or reason,

That beholds calamities season.

Is not this, the US of A,

 Are not these atrocities supposed to happen thousands of miles away?

Yet look and see this day

 The ashes of MY home,

that a bitter wind now blows along.


Take from me this horrible dream,

I shout with silent scream,

As I peer helplessly at the world… our world below.

Awaken me now please, from these terrible woes

 and give me peace once again, and all that I know.


Leave me now and take your flight,

 go swiftly back to your netherworlds night,

for I shall not study war......NO MORE...

for this dream has given me fright

 and I shall never glory in  hollow victories

that have bequeathed this place

to the pale rider and his horse.


Pity the children…war is waste


                                  J. Allen Wilson © 2004

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/12/2005
powerful read
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/10/2004
Al, this one could be truly scary and for some reason reminds me of an old Black Sabbath song called War excellent thought provoking and mind probing write & read from this end...Peace forever, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 1/10/2004
Spot on. Excellent write
Reviewed by jude forese 1/9/2004
i often think of that adage "what is they had a war and no one came" ... hopefully man will evolve into adhering to this ...

powerful poem!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 1/9/2004
gee Allen, this one has some spiff that is for sure, and this rhyme just echoed, and then some, al
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/9/2004
Wow! J Allen you painted a canvas with words of vibrant colors that flood the mind with the horror of apocalytptic proportions! Superb writing!
Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/9/2004
POWERFUL write, my friend.
I could see the charred landscape from
a distant star and smell the savageness of
war. Vivid imagery and outstanding verse.

Yf, *Linda*

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