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Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 182 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Cold And Lonely


Mister Non-violent
Is cold and lonely:
No war-party invitations
Or explosions,
To keep him dry.

Says he's bad for business;
Cause, war-ships must go sailing.
And
If senseless slaughtering ceases
What other vocation is there?

So, they refused to sleep
And paint the territory red.


Even the young are drafted;
Taught to hate and lie.
Fully persuaded
And not afraid to die.

Submitted: Friday, August 08, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Topic of this poem: war and peace


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