Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Battle Rages On

religious words have so much to say,
yet war ‘n’ hate don’t go away,
take the words, and mix them up,
a load of bullshit, is all you've got.

so many killed, so many died,
ask the question, there’s no reason why,
don’t talk to me of love for my fella man,
you use the faith and don’t give a damn.

living in fear, is all we got,
it’s all about, who gets the final shot,
don’t ask me to understand,
you are a killing field, killing every man.

there is no reason, for what you do,
be serious, i’m human, just like you,
annihilation is what you seek,
vestal virgins, need to stand and speak.

you speak of death, and kill them all,
watch the mighty fall,
no one wins, yet the war goes on,
there is no road to glory,
the battle rages on!

Author Steve Boddey


KB said...

You are very talented my love xxxx

Whitesnake said...

Thanks babe xxxx

Sherry Blue Sky said...

There is a total disconnect between words and actions, which you have stated so well in this poem. War rages on in the name of "freedom" and "human rights". Not much to be found of either in the killing fields. Humanity is taking far too long to evolve. Nice to see you in the Pantry, Steve.

Anmol (HA) said...

Oh, this is so well said — your words ring with the understanding of this facade of lip-service and idolized words that do not mean anything. The war goes on because that is what drives the modern economy, and that is what drives our political and social forces to homogenize people into a belief system which always creates this division between "us" and "the other".

brudberg said...

The way religion has been used to wage the wars is sickening... without the beliefs there wouldn't be battles... It sickens me too.

Rommy said...

I'm not one usually given to Bible quotes, but the following one comes to mind when I think of people prattling about religious justifications for war and hatred: "for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."

annell4 said...
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annell4 said...

It seems there is a "mix-up," in every direction that you look...people have a personal definition for the words, though not what is commonly is no wonder things all seem out of whack.

Wendy Bourke said...

A thoughtful and thought provoking piece - powerfully rendered.

Colleen Looseleaf said...

An anthem against the violent absurdity of killing each other.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Religion that promotes fear and destruction, in the name of... who knows what, it's the most terrible lie, the real monster.

Kim Russell said...

I imagined this poem set to music, something heavy.

kaykuala said...

The use and abuse of religions have been rampant. It is most convenient to invoke to gain sympathies and support. Great write Whitesnake!


Carrie Van Horn said...

Yes, no one wins. Sadly your words are full of truth. A powerful write Whitesnake!


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