Collateral Damage ~ Bill the Butcher

Piazza della Carina

There’s a child’s doll on the stones
By the ashes of the fire
Broken, limbs dangling. Where is the child,
You ask, and look away, Wondering, perhaps
Then turn back, looking once again.

It is not a doll.

And the father on his hands and knees, scrabbling in the dirt
Isn’t an extra in a movie, paid to grovel and cry.
The tears are real, the blood is real
And the dead children really die.

And only the flies remain, buzzing
Their buzz, and another buzz,
Overhead.

And you hear a voice saying
This is the good war,
This is the price of freedom
And perhaps you hear voices saying
It’s very sad, but such things must be.

After all, these people have beards, wear turbans
The women cover their faces
And you can’t understand what they’re saying
Maybe they don’t really mind dying
As much as real people do.

View original post 106 more words

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Collateral Damage ~ Bill the Butcher

  1. Pingback: Screw Politics – Let’s go to the Ham Festival! | I Am Rising

  2. Pingback: Political De-Activation in the Age of Plastic and the Play-Pretesident | I Am Rising

  3. Pingback: Political De-Activation in the Age of Plastic and the Play-Pretesident … | oil-seal-de

  4. Pingback: Screw Politics – Let’s go to the Ham Festival! | From the Writings of

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

*Patricia Lohan *

Helping you find peace in your life.........*Sacred Sound Healing Practitioner * BodyMind Balancing Therapist * Reiki Master * Yoga Teacher

The Blog of Baphomet

a magickal dialogue between nature and culture

AMNTE NOFRE (Amentet Neferet)

Ancient Egyptian Religion

Irmedeaca

A deficient Aspie

Alternative Thinking 37

The collective unconscious '37' aspects of the path to enlightenment

Attenti al Lupo

www.attentiallupo2012.com

musicaefantasia

Musica e fantasia: curtas as sugestões de discos, filmes e livros.

antilandscaper

A great WordPress.com site

Multidimensional Ocean

Twinflames Matters

Friends of Syria

revealing the truth

MineTime

All there is to do with Minecraft it's MineTime

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

StopAndPrayTV

To Give Hope and Encouragement through the Word of God

The Happy Guide

Happiness blueprint

d|gI+Al hEGeM0n ...d|g|Z|nE

Works of Thought... And Pictures of My Soul

the anthropo.scene

making up the 'world' with what we have on hand

%d bloggers like this: