Dylan Charles

Rookie - 213 Points (Sai Kung, Hong Kong)

Dust - Poem by Dylan Charles

Here lies a person
a person of some renown
peace was her name
adorned with innocence a crown

Man did love her
revel in her care
but their hearts set on power
did drive her to despair

Wars they declared
rushing over dirt
with the world's head reared
in screams shouting hurt

And long did they battle
fighting in her name
slaughtering like cattle
did the blood spill in vain

Because, as she witnessed
the horrors that did unfold
she blew a farewell kiss
and let her heart beat a cold

When the dust did settle
the dead lying in heaps
the strongest tested mettle
was all that was left to reap

With weapons held high
their glory lust sated
they called to the sky
but silence, now ill-fated

They fell to their knees
hearts beginning to wane
looking upon their cities
to find nothing left remained.

Topic(s) of this poem: peace


Poet's Notes about The Poem

We often see the powers of the world playing with its fate, like its some sort of game. This place, our home, is all we have, peace is what keeps us together, from sowing fear, hate and anger and yet we ignore that peace and sue for war, I hope one day we can look back on our cities without fear of losing them, but joy for having them.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 5, 2015


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