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audiofool
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Three Heroes

Post by audiofool » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:02 am

Three useful idiots
gathered by a river
two of these I despise
myself, the other

liberation the theme
justify the means
by the projected ends
little sister, big brother

plotting the destruction
of evil empires
black mask hides
the terror, the uncertainty

a torch lights the way
to freedom and unity
we are equally inept
stumbling to victory

crowds form for the spectacle
opponents jeer and totter
hosannas and hallelujahs
from the fawning mass

barbed wire police line
spray and swinging baton
moving right along
barefoot on broken glass

when we cross over
and assume our inheritance
I'll send for you
and the little ones

pack your promises
bring lots of zeal
and don't forget
to load up the guns

if we survive
our own impulsive schemes
after the purge
a surge of patriotic lust

when the streets are swept
we'll divide what's left
a fistful of ashes
under mountains of dust.

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Re: Three Heroes

Post by heinzs » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:59 pm

:darn: :shock:
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Re: Three Heroes

Post by Lady Byron » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 am

I loved this one ! Powerful piece , haunting too ! Generally speaking I like the music and rythm in your poetry.
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Re: Three Heroes

Post by audiofool » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:48 pm

Thanks, Lady Byron. :grin:

I have to rethink my own intended meaning for this one. Now as I read it seems to be describing recent events in my romantic life as they unfolded over the past two or three weeks. Odd stuff, this poetry.

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