An historic perspective!
~ Peace is but a fleeting thing,
but war is evermore
for mankind is a beast at heart
with blood lust at its core.~
The God Of War
From the dawn of time and the birth of man,
to the powerful and the weak,
to Barbarian and Samaritan
the god of war did speak.
From rocks and spears and arrows flung
to sword and rifled ball,
from cannon to machine gun
to a bomb, which may kill us all.
The god of war is insatiable
and feeds off mankind’s lust,
for blood and pride and victory
and what’s perceived as just!
How many now lie in unknown graves
upon some field or plain?
For too, the hands of time do march
still the god of war remains!
Forgotten now are some of those
who gave their blood and final breath,
to whatever cause there may have been,
the god of war brought death!
Now the silence echoes o’er those fields
louder than the guns.
Gone now from there is the god of war,
but on some other field, blood runs!
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