Eric Cockrell


Bonfire - Poem by Eric Cockrell

stoke the fire!
sticks of prejudice
and hatred...

sticks of greed
and apathy.
sticks of profit

and loss....
sticks of capitalism,
and oil....

sticks of guns,
and patriotism.
sticks of sexual abuse

and addiction...
sticks of oppression,
and slavery....

stoke the fire!
build it up till
it's all gone....

maybe we'll find
...tomorrow..
in the ashes!


Comments about Bonfire by Eric Cockrell

  • Shadow Girl (10/6/2011 12:18:00 AM)

    Very cleverly written...simple; yet powerful message. Fantastic poetry as always.
    -SG
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 6, 2011


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