Prose - Life's Remand

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When he died
Did he know
His fate
Was in another man’s hand?
The innocents
Care not
Of the justification
For the burning of their land
His death
Was necessary
He was expendable
God’s purpose was ordained by man
The reign of terror
The horror of the ego
Rights trampled by the law
In the distance as they stand
The tools of judgment
In the arms of those so trained
To not question their mission
Quietly they follow the command
Relieved of morals
But armed with ruthless love
For their place
In a strangers plan
The keepers of aggression
And self-defense
Scream in terror
In the only way they can
Tragedy
And fear
Eternal hell
The luckless remand
The decision
To kill
The depression begins
For the sacrificial lamb
Life repeals no sentence
Each generation dies as it lives
Our soldiers face the music
Played by a faceless band

COPYRIGHT 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MARK LECUONA AKA THE SUBURBAN POET


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful poetry. War is hell here on earth. Will we ever learn to love our neighbors near and far?


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

Up and beautiful good meaning


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You've done a fine job here.


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Berga 5 years ago from SKIEN

fabulous!

...Rights trampled by the law

In the distance as they stand

The tools of judgment

In the arms of those so trained

To not question their mission

Quietly they follow the command.....

you have such a empathi


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@always - thank you for following me so consistently. I appreciate your words of encouragement. Your question is the eternal one.... I wish I knew...


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Michael - thank you for commenting. I appreciate it.

@mckbirdbks - thank you for your kind remarks.

@Berga - thank you. Empathy - it's a matter of taking the time to put yourself into a situation. If you are honest it should be easy to understand the forces at play and how you would react. I guess many people have a self-image that precludes their ability to think differently or understand a course of action that might differ from their own gut instinct.

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