I’m Already Against the Next War

Nobody wants the immigrants
That our bombs create
We only know that when we’re scared
Our first response is hate.

We attack a sovereign nation
Who’s killing people wrong
So we drop our bombs to kill some more
Just to show them how it’s done.

But bombs can make things better
For our warring sides here at home.
Now Repubs and Dems can get together
And plan a proxy war by drone.

Eating steak tartare at Mar-a-Lago
While wreaking havoc with no shame.
Making deals with others’ lives is fun
When your skin’s not in the game.

Humanitarians and Barbarians…
Who is who and who are we?
Both vying to claim the cold comfort
Of a Pyrrhic victory.

Killing for a “moral” cause
Keeps our hands and souls pristine.
But in the end, dead is dead
And our noble charge obscene.

Illustration Credit: “Perpetual War,” by Anthony Freda

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Filed under National Poetry Month, Perspectives, Poems, Political Commentary

3 responses to “I’m Already Against the Next War

  1. G. Clower

    Gloria, do you have any idea how talented you are?? Do you ever sleep? You are stunningly amazing!

    On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 9:24 PM, The Talcove Fiction Faction wrote:

    > Gloria Talcove posted: ” Nobody wants the immigrants That our bombs create > We only know that when we’re scared Our first response is hate. We attack a > sovereign nation Who’s killing people wrong So we drop our bombs to kill > some more Just to show them how it’s done. ” >

    Like

  2. Susankfs

    Very good. Like it so.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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