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The Wages of War

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 08-08-99 05:07 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Droplets of crimson blood
lay like rubies
in the frozen mud
forming a random
pattern of decay.

This misbegotten war
justified
the opening of the door
that desperate morality
locks
each day.


Fields of dishonored dead,
in rictus,
seem more like
statues instead,
monuments
to the horror
we embrace.

The warming
morning sun
exposes the full
scope
of what we've done
to the countenance
of those we debase.


The sweet smell
of fresh death
rises
to tantalize
with every breath,
the unfortunate ones
who do survive.

We ease their
pain and strife
giving their grief
to the knife
to thank the gods
for
our being alive.


Eventual conquest
will place us
among
those we detest,
signaling
the end of
our own Empire.

This newly-won glory
will one day
be the sum
of our story
and the height
of new conquerers'
desire.


©1999 DreamEvil


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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©




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~one voice~
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1 posted 08-08-99 07:48 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

I do love this one, Dream! Dark, and yet, beautiful...

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Dragoness
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2 posted 08-08-99 10:14 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

You already know what I think.I loved the line "Fields of dishonored dead".Well done !!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Alwye
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3 posted 08-08-99 11:09 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wonderfully dark, dream..I especially liked the line "Droplets of crimson blood lay like rubies in the frozen mud". I could visualize it so well....thanks for sharing.

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*Krista Knutson*

"Your kiss upon my face feels like a brush with grace, baby thats all it takes to take me higher..." SHeDaisy
DreamEvil
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4 posted 08-09-99 02:09 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Seems that Darkness needed a release, thank you.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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5 posted 08-09-99 05:16 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well done Dream.
Gentle Soul
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since 07-12-99
Posts 274
Vinton,Ohio USA


6 posted 08-10-99 12:43 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Dream, You are great.. dont ever stop writing poetry again.. ya hear? hehehe... *hugs* love ya brother

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