Agitator for Disharmony

I am watching
destruction of a world
I thought
indestructible.
Fires roar in the night
cities consumed
rage
incoherent
no longer able to avoid.
I am watching
leaders fail
desperate to fulfill lies
tear at truth
deny responsibility
for the death of all.
Could have been avoided
if faced sooner
yet still
doubt reigns
amongst the truth nayers.
Fiction
not fact
despite what is shown 24/7
on every news channel.
I am watching.
I am bleeding.
Tears wave my sight.
There is something backward
with the joy that you feel
shouting for more murder
for more beatings
for more violence
than for joining
an ever growing roar
for peace.
©June 12/20
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Tales Untold

News
gritty grey
dust covered
death
war
hatred
every channel.
Children stolen
death toll paid
heaps of heads
rolling
fall between the cracks
wails of pain
no answers given
they were not important enough.
Lives
bartered
traded
bound in acrimony
a new regime of slaves
a new phantom to chase.
Roiling
pain
reaching far
wide
spanning crevices
un-sighted hands
plunge in
rip heart free
crushed……
Empathy
the ability to…..
clear see everything…..
brought to our knees
head clutched
no more 
no more
screams of torture
learned dread.
Ghosts
weaving
history
hands
grasping
begging for chance
to have their stories told.
©March 7/20
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