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  • Mill men, i men, tarry men

    MILL MEN, I MEN, TARRY MEN

    I see hungry men
    Handsome men
    Men forced to war
    Thin lip lousy lovers
    Hungry for a women or slave to have

    The innocent child always loves him
    Clinging to the leaving leg
    Mention me on my birthday
    Kill or die
    No matter what
    We make history, right?
    Wolves and Tigers growl
    Bears and panthers the same
    Lions roar
    The eagle with the snake flies away
    Courage against courage eats the wounded
    Disintegration of hope equals human porridge
    But your perfect lap will taste the same salty tear

    In the foreground
    The orchard stands beneath the withdraw of the sun
    The children above laugh at the grazing herd
    Throwing green apples
    From trees that seem ancient to the grass

    I close my eyes
    I see you in my bitter, awkward cardboard mind
    I love you more now that you’re a killer a coward a hero
    I respect your unclothed skin
    I weep while your bones are finally buried

    In the background
    The mill smoke rises into the blue
    You are strong and gone
    Mother and I now wait alone
    While your machines of war still carry on

    Why do I feel ashamed to be here?
    I think I should just go
    Don’t ask
    Good bye
    I love you

    RDS
    THE SECOND

  • #2
    There is such an edge to your phrasing, the second: thin lip lousy lovers, cardboard mind, trees that seem ancient to the grass, mill smoke rises into the blue ... you express feeling states so vividly and powerfully. Not enough Likes for this haunting work.

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      Thank you Grant! I think maybe my biggest supporter

  • #3
    “What he said” yes this write so vivid should not be languishing in the queue. Top of the heap TS!

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      Thank You Bobby I am greatfull

  • #4
    Sad, powerful, emotional and it keeps drawing me back for another read. Thank you for sharing what I assume must be a very personal reflection given its intensity.

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      You are welcome Mooneyblack! Thank you for your comment!

  • #5
    Hauntingly beautiful poet.

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      Thank you for showing your like most appreciated!
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