Bullets Of Forgotten Clouds (poem)

Here were the bullets

Here was the pain

Here were the sacrifices of others

Paid for with truths

Invented at the tables

Of rooms most will never see


Spread out upon the floor

A stain recorded by accountants

Tears battling tears

Which cannot see the real morning

Only the entertainment they paid for


In a distance

Forgotten clouds were forming

No one saw them

No one cared


Here were the bullets

Here was the pain

Here was the placated masses

Asking questions

Finding holes in the fabric

Covering their beds


They are all around now

Those things that look like us

Hardly a tear

Horrors of another time

What madness has now made the blind


In a distance

Forgotten clouds are forming

High above an unseen wave

Put aside the book

Written by another


So meaningless

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ImKarn23 2 years ago

Wellll...THIS was anything but meaningless! I'd have to rate this up there in the top 3 for sure, M. It touched me on so many levels. We are doomed, we 'humans' that behave worse than animals - especially where the almight buck is concerned..

it is shameful what we are willing to do to our fellow wo/man....

hugs to you my friendxx

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wayne barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very powerful piece Martin.

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are so good, Martin! Another winner!

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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

So sad, so true, so well expressed! Thank you, Martin!

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, Martin. This is heavy. Ironic - greed and death contain the same amount of letters. Very profound poem/message, Martin!

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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Powerful write, great poem.

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W1totalk 2 years ago

This was just a great piece.

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Deeply thoughtful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

It is indeed a sad truth about our world. Thanks for this thought-provoking poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Most poignant.

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