One of my Darker Fears.....

Is it coming some of us might ask
or are we all hystericaly afflicted
There is a familiar scent in the air our
old and cherished freedoms restricted

This I can imagine is how the world perhaps
would end
America coming apart at the seams
friend against friend

Once again into the breech my friend
brother against brother
I long letter home another missing son
to his mother

No ....No ......don't let it end this way
pull our divisions back together
It's never worth the pain the loss
civil wars are forever

Yet I feel a new direction swerving away
from harmony from love
America needs a time out in the corner
giving peace a shove

We can save our children we must act
now and anew
Slow this plague of divisiveness
back to what we once knew

Look around your loved ones ......who would you
chose to die
The spiral must be broken now
later we'll think of why

Wars are never civil from where did that
term arrise
Revolutions are never for the good......
just all out war in disguise

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Very meaningful, well done. I agree with your sentiments.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ed....your words ae prophetic in the descriptions of the divisieness of our society. I fear the same as you ... the young of our society ...know not of the true perils that the real world brings to our doorstep. they are to much into trying to change the world through social media and have lost sight of the here and now. America needs to be in harmony, but the evil that seeks to divide us.... uses our own fears against us and until we realize that we are in peril. It is sad that we are doomed to repeat history.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Why cant we all just get along? War is never the answer, it only causes more war. But sometimes things are worth fighting for, but have any of our wars been something of that worth. or rightly started? I'm no history major but most probably not, if only they could have been avoided. Leaders should be able to communicate with other leaders, everything is able to come to a compromise and understanding if leaders werent so pig-headed and demanding, or hot-headed and rash.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. War never amounted to anything good.

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very true, Ed. War is Hell! Hopefully we can one day learn...because up to this point, history continues to repeat itself.

Peace to you and yours!!

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

graham , Thank you sir ! I am greatful !

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Michael, My man , you are a wise one ! You've got that right ! thank you as always for sharing !

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nikki , your right of course ! Yet war has been around as long as man has ! I don't , nor does anyone apparently , know the answer !....But YOU are one more force for peace to be reconned with ! Thank you for speaking freely !......Ed

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Almost never Gypsy , Thats for sure !.......Ed

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Wayne , Hello , I can't think of a war more tragic than a civil war in this country !.....Thanks for sharing !

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