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BLOODY MARY

how much blood
has the rivers drunk?
intoxicated by hate
impoverished by war

how much blood
has the rivers drunk?
over, and over
as the waves of innocent lives
crushed the shores
while their leaders plotted
how much the rivers would drink
teaching millions how to think
marching, singing patriots of equal stupidity
hero’s by day
idiots by night
fighting some war
they thought was right

how much blood
has the rivers drunk
out of broken glasses, or silver chalices
mixed with tonic water, or ginger ale
oh what stories the soldiers do tell
veterans reap the benefits
of wars commercialized
of generations analyzed

how much blood
has the rivers drunk?
how many can walk a straight line?
how many escape the centuries of time?
how much blood
has the rivers drunk?
how many will still drink?

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blood moon by keith r. williams

Tags

war, death, poverty, bloodshed

I’M VERY SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE AS YOU WILL SEE. A AIDS, HOMELESS, HUMAN RIGHTS,AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TRAPPED IN THEIR OWN BELIEFS THINKING THE WORLD ROTATES AROUND THEM, AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE IT DOESN’T

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Comments

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Writing!!!!

  • thanks sally

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 6 years ago

    Great piece

  • thanks so much

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...almost 6 years ago

    awesome words keith =]

  • thanks much love

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisalmost 6 years ago

    Sad and awesome writing and image Keith. Smiles from Jane:-)

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...almost 6 years ago

    thanks jane how have ubeen

  • dakotagirl
    dakotagirlalmost 6 years ago

    Very powerful…another favorite!

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...almost 6 years ago

    thanks dakotagirl

  • muckypup
    muckypupalmost 6 years ago

    “out of broken glasses, or silver chalices”
    “how many will still drink?”

    Moving.

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...almost 6 years ago

    thanks i see u understand much love

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