The Edge of Abyss

Abyss from Krelic flickr.com
Abyss from Krelic flickr.com
Chemical Weapons in Syria from Joseph Falzano  flickr.com
Chemical Weapons in Syria from Joseph Falzano flickr.com
Bombing in Syria from Saids TV flickr.com
Bombing in Syria from Saids TV flickr.com
What do you sell?? Destruction from Mahmoud Khateeb  flickr.com
What do you sell?? Destruction from Mahmoud Khateeb flickr.com

The Edge of Abyss

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


The hindrance of reason,

does not detract from the want of war,

where advantage and strategy,

hold the reigns of imminent actions.


What heinous crimes perpetrate

the innocent, the trapped,

caught between politics and hatred,

and the cruelty of heartless men.


As forces rally, divide,

who cares for the innocents,

who considers the escalation,

the outcome of malicious harm.


It is never intention that commits war,

rather the righteous actions of God,

sanctioned by the gormless,

the narcissistic hands of world leadership.


In no name can war be,

if not the fools who gain from it,

the soulless hands of power and wealth,

intent on furthering their advantage.


All I see is distraught faces,

the suffering of multitudes,

all because of twisted indignation,

and the strategic gain of avaricious men.


Syrian Solution

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you so much Phyllis, so glad it struck a chord with you. At this point all we can do is pray for common sense and for a better way to resolve these kinds of issues, without escalating the destruction.


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Tony, as always, your words have a deep impact. The situation in Syria is beyond horrible. The destruction of life, of the innocent, is pure evil.

My dream is that we all will one day walk in peace and harmony with Mother Earth and all Creation -- some think I am rather naive to want this or believe it could happen, but, it can happen if people of the world come together with peaceful solutions instead of murder and war. Maybe in our life time we may see the beginning of such peace and harmony -- I pray it is so.

Thank you for your voice, your words of awareness and your ever present caring for the world.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

It's horrible, this situation in Syria, and has been for a long time. I just worry that a military strike will prompt assaults on Israel, which them will divide the east into a far greater problem, and what with both Russia and China making statements about retaliation, this could lead to absolute disaster. One would have to believe, or have definitive proof that the Assad regime fired those weapons in areas of internal opposition, rather than assumption. And even then, how does the US take military action with so much at stake. God, I'm glad I'm a poet not a politician. Let's pray for a peaceful, decisive resolution. Take care my friend.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

War is ugly at the best of times, there is no GOOD TIME for war, yet when so many innocent men, woman and children are killed without mercy, and I believe the death toll is not in the hundreds but beyond a thousand now. Action must be taken, should it be military? or sanctions? boycotts? first they must find out the real culprits, was it their government decision to kill the innocent or the rebels? Do we let them work it out by themselves or intervene? so many questions, no really right answers. I am sickened to read of the deaths of the innocents, but will bombing not kill more? of course it will. Your right Tony, a real conundrum indeed. USA can't afford to keep intervening, they have enough problems at home in their own back yard. It costs trillions to fight wars, when that money could be used to help support their own citizens.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Rose. Yes it is indeed a conundrum, and in world politics there is never a definitive answer for these kinds of situations. One one hand no-one should be allowed to get away with such atrocities, on the other, what ramifications world wide, does military retaliation create? This is a delicate situation and I pray that common sense prevails before we are thrown into another world war.


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

What an impressive piece of poetry with a serious point! I believe that a peaceful solution would ideally be the perfect route. However, sometimes there is no reasoning with certain countries and as a result more and more innocent men, women and children may be affected. We cannot allow any country to use chemical weapons on unsuspecting, innocent individuals anywhere on this planet. It is unacceptable , but unfortunately, the rest of the world is caught between a rock and a hard place as to a solution. Thank you for posting! (Voted Up) -Rose

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