Brian is the man with the keys for this weeks poetry pub crawl at OpenLinkNight. The words will be on tap, and the stage will be ready and waiting. There's always room for you to take the stage at dVersePoets...and if there's not...we'll make it pretty quick. See you at the pub!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Warrior Vs. Soldier @dVersePoets #OpenLinkNight
If you could take it back…would you?
So often, actions are nothing more than response to stimuli…
Words from the heart
acts out of anger
rage through terror.
No matter the device
the constant instigator
Like the rubber band, stretching, cracking
I finally split
Propelled beyond your wildest imagination
as the beast you never knew I owned
Tearing apart the very being they had you convinced I was.
Once breathing returns to normal.
No fear, my dear
Blood shed is common when one awakens to truth.
It seems to be the nasty way of our species
Killing to hang on to a 17th century rule book
Based on a playing field that was eroded by the time
It made it to mass publication.
Where are we to hang the noose
When there are only brambles and castrated clay?
The sea swallowed the tree eons ago.
You whisper such sweet words
When your survival is on the line…
Yet once my back is turned
You can’t resist throwing the knife…
It’s the way of the soldier…
To do the bidding of others.
While the free thinking warriors
Take the bullets
For those too afraid to speak
It is what it is
It was what it was
And I am nothing
If not free.
If you could take it back
I wouldn’t let you
I don’t shed skin…for just anyone.