The War Fear Built MAG

October 11, 2013
By Dash Yeatts-Lonske BRONZE, Rockville, Maryland
Dash Yeatts-Lonske BRONZE, Rockville, Maryland
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I am the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Emperor who sends men in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men
in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Kaiser in a sacred alliance
who attacks the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men
in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Kings who wage war against
the Kaiser in a sacred alliance
who attacks the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

The continent, of which I am each part, moves on
toward a bloody war, for I am the people too
who bury their dead
in every town in Europe
wailing
What's this? What's this?


The author's comments:
This was heavily inspired by "The House that Fear Built: Warsaw, 1943" by Jane Flanders. I wanted to depict the collective stupidity that brought about World War I by showing the viewpoints of the major players involved.

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