A SILENT SCREAM: A POEM

Posted: April 21, 2020 in poems, POETRY, War
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A SILENT SCREAM: A POEM
Inspired by a dream but not my own

Running through the forest,
Spite the trees,
Felt like it was a hundred miles,
To do as we pleased,
She told me,
Kissing me,
“I wanna be free! To be!”
I thought she was mad,
Oh how I wished she was here now.

Buy a ticket,
To this one man show,
Fly,
Oh dear soul,
Into space,
And enjoy the show,
That joy,
Oh Joy,
A rush,
Exploding freely,
That weight,
Heavy there,
On my chest,
Released.

OH FATHER!
WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

Oh sons,
Oh daughters,
Oh century dead,
A million tears,
Blood on fields,
I’ve killed your mothers,
I’ve killed your fathers,
Oh distant,
Marches,
Into battle,
About face!
Kill!
Kill!
Die!
You enemy of the state.

FATHER,
PLEASE FORGIVE ME,
FOR I HAVE SINNED!

THOU SHALL NOT KILL!

I killed the father,
Oh mercy be,
I killed the son,
Declared an enemy,
Though not to me,
I killed the Holy ghost,
It was of no use to them,
Or us,
I killed them all,
I torched their homes,
I did it all,
For God,
For Country,
I fucking killed them all.

Mercy?
For the weak,
Thou shall not kill?
Men,
Women,
Children,
Ground into dust,
Not even a thought,
That day,
They were my enemy,
According to objectives,
Drilled into my head.

Kill!
Kill!
Spare no mercy for they are not human,
Just faces,
No soul,
Enemies of the state,
To freedom,
And Democracy.

There across the ocean,
A billion miles from home,
I killed them all,
Why,
I do not know,
To give Coke,
Or Pepsi,
A new market place?

I laugh now,
Old age is killing me,
My soul,
Lost,
Peace,
Lost that same day,
I lie here,
Alone,
Waiting for the grave,
Please father,
Forgive me,
For I have sinned…

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