Payment to Death…..Life

Cacophony of voices
raised in screams
in curses
blaming god
allah
messiah
any that will listen
pleas for help
pleas for death in pain.
Bombs rain down
blow to bits
villages
having nothing to do with this.
War room
game played
video watched
men yell
women play on phones.
What happens a world away
no bearing on the lives lived here.
Opulent
grandeur
flash of gold
squalor of morals
decency
empathy.
Is not this land great?
Stand with me
within this zoo.
See the children dying?
See the men crying?
See the women fleeing?
Blood and gore
brains and bones
stand with me
listen to the drones.
Incoming
bombs away
look above
eyes tracking plume in the sky
hoping
praying
wishing
it will not fall upon these shores.
©Jan. 7/20
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Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

6 thoughts on “Payment to Death…..Life”

  1. The raw truth, life is like being trapped in a zoo of mad men with drones these days. Well written (as usual) beautiful use of raw, wounded words painting unforgettable pictures in our minds. Lest we forget, this could be our future. What goes one way can travel the other too. xx ♥ xx

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    1. As soon as I saw the word zoo I had sudden image of a war time or and vast amounts of blood pouring onto the floor. A literal flood of blood. I can only offer up wishes that your president will not allow that to happen. As a Canadian at the moment our biggest uproar is the our Prime Minister came back from vacation with gasp……a beard. Actually looks more like a goatee with a mustache but what do I know? I do know growing a beard does not mean anything other than liking look. Canadians what can I say? Polite and a bit daft. 🎇😂😂😂😂💜🤓

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