Thursday, 7 April 2016

With Mission Accomplished he rambles



This morning
fear overtook him again.

 It seems a long time ago
 now no-one's in charge of my mind
around here
my brain's gone to waste

"I hope they will leave me in peace!"

Often he feels
their eyes
are upon him
 peering and planning
with malice


No-one can help him
 my veteran
afraid of the war

  Every boy must be a brave soldier 
  . . . decorations and military bands 

It was how he wanted to spend his whole life
but his courage did fail him


Their long curly hair
 and the blonde manes of lions
 were shaved from their skulls
by the merciless barber
 five minutes per head
heads heading for glory and honour


He was an overgrown boy
the pride of his mother
the pride of his father
the pride of his girl
a girl with a posy of flowers
 "God, what have they done!"


No peace of mind
the mind falls in pieces
bitter the battle
for more self control
  those boys were taken too soon

 there was no sign of God on their side
 it was the Devil they saw
 it was the Devil they heard
Saying "War is a beautiful word!"


Before God and the world
some friends took their own lives
whenever death's face
appeared in the air
 "Why am I weeping?"


In a minute
the doctor will come
 "Someone up there please answer his prayers!"
His prayers go unanswered.


Delirious ramblings
 this side of freedom
Farewells to friends
 We were "the best men and boys"


We're now suffering
all over again
 My father's in heaven
 His crown's made of thorns.


Rejoice! that the war
is now at an end
- Mission Accomplished! 

Who are these ghosts
and why
are they whispering . . .

silently whispering  . . .

What is it
they say . . .

Listen to what they are saying . . .

Mission Accomplished! The 
seeds 
of 
the next war 
are
already 
planted 















18 comments:

  1. This doesn't making happy or comfortable reading Gwil, but brilliant nevertheless.

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    1. They say Vincent van Gogh destroyed 75 % of his paintings because he thought they were "no good". Thanks for vote of confidence, although I wouldn't go quite so far as to say it's "brilliant".

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  2. seeds of war
    planted by the self-righteous
    weeds to cleave

    It is the innocents that become the 'dust' of war.
    __War is not new today, nor will it be new tomorrow; wars are caused by the pompous powers of greed and hate. The results of those wars, is in the blood of the innocents.
    __It must be remembered, though, that a well held umbrella... can protect its holder from a downpour.
    _m

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    1. I agree with you, Magyar. War is always about greed (for land, for power, for resources), never about a philosophical difference.

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    2. The seeds of war might literally be the seeds of war. See my replies to Rachel and Shawn below.

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    3. The bit about the blood groups and the missing Y chromose I mean.

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  3. Why are we all different?
    God slipped up somewhere.

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    1. S/he sure did! Humans are a greedy, distasteful lot.

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    2. It may be not that God slipped up, but that humans slipped up if what I heard on the radio this morning is borne out. I caught the tail end of it, but basically the modern day Cro_Magnon human has an X chromosome from the Neanderthal (women 2, men 1) and no Y chromosome from Neanderthal. It appears to me therefore that we are somehow out of synch due to interbreeding between Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon. To my way of thinking this might explain why so many people are screwed up and aggressive. This gap in my knowledge I will have to research. certainly we cannot blame God. I seem to recall there are several primate species, maybe as many as 5, who have our human blood groups: O, A, B, AB. You can check this out on the English Blood Transfusion website.

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    3. It's no good simply disliking the world. If there's something we dislike about the world I think we have to discover the reasons. It is written that "there were giants in the world" for example, and we know that Little John is buried in Derbyshire and he was 9 ft tall, so we have to take into account all that stuff. God is only a scapegoat.

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    4. Nobody understands me.

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    5. It doesn't worry me if "nobody understands me" as I don't expect it.

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    6. Life's too short to be worrying about people understanding me.

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  4. Maybe I'm going off topic here; I was thinking to be born a tree next time, maybe an olive tree, to live a longer life and to see the world change around me - trees, unlike animals and humans do not kill to survive, instead they give life in return. No aggressiveness. No greed. No war. Greetings Maria x

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    1. Unfortunately being a tree won't save you. They will spray you with agent orange or other dangerous chemicals which will make your leaves turn to dust. Only the poppies survived in Flanders mud. People say all the blood in the soil from the dead horses and people made the poppies grow very well.

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  5. Continued interbreeding?

    __Eventually... we will all be the same, look the same, think the same, act the same, and opine as one; we will all be the same.

    Extra Terrestrials, ETs.

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    1. How astute. Yes, we will all wear silvery clingfilm suits. We will all speak with Professor Hawking voices. We will all have computer chips embedded in our brains which will download all we think and do and calculate our credit rating during our sleeping time. When we die after living for a biblical age of 900 or more years we will have what's left of our brains placed in jars for eternity. These brains will live on in an imaginary dreamworld.

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