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Wars Reason

March 14, 2013
By OwlBaby PLATINUM, Hudsonville, Michigan
OwlBaby PLATINUM, Hudsonville, Michigan
36 articles 1 photo 4 comments

His name is no longer Bill, John, or Hank,
the ground rumbles as he drives his tank.
Rat-a-tat-tat, he shoots his gun,
his name is no longer Chi, Ling, or Won.
his dog tags jingle
his blood does tingle
His name is no longer Gustav, Frank, or Miller,
Your son is now dubbed a killer.

Where did the boy go that you once knew,
a monster now lurks in his eyes oh so blue.
Tagged by the devil he wears scars of sin,
a wolf hiding beneath a tattered sheep's skin.

In the name of his country he may kill dozens
shooting and killing brothers and cousins.
Killing and killing until he is slain
by others doing exactly the same.

The author's comments:
I look around and see war tearing the world apart. Look around and see people playing "blind" to the problems of the world. I want to wake up the world and work together to become whole again.

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This article has 2 comments.

on May. 14 2013 at 5:32 pm
OwlBaby PLATINUM, Hudsonville, Michigan
36 articles 1 photo 4 comments
thank you for commenting!

on May. 14 2013 at 4:45 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is haunting. Nice job with it, the rhythm is perfect and the message is there. Amazing

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