Dave Tanguay
Westbrook, Maine

Artist And War (Poem)

Rating: 5.0
Poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, historians of all sorts,
Many express their feelings for war in their work
Compassion for innocent lives being lost only distorts
Their minds, frustrated by politicians gone berserk

Love controls their hearts and their souls
This creates their work, into an art to behold
We feel what they feel, only try to conceal
For we know what is real, that our hearts will never heal

War has been with us since the beginning of time
Young lives being lost, for no sensible cause
Politicians wash their hands clean of all of the grime
Place the blame elsewhere, for all these grisly human flaws

Before we set out to kill our brothers in war
From orders given by politicians seeking glory, caring not-
For innocent lives being lost

Let us confront our foe with the work of the artist we respect
And adore
Perhaps they will introduce us to theirs, then all
The politicians, - we can literally toss

Thursday, August 23, 2007
David Barlow 23 August 2007
You are speaking for so many people around the World with this piece Dave. A great write and so painfully true. Why do we all let them get away with it time after time. All the best David
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