there is no victory in war

there is no victory in war
only guns, rifles, granades
trucks exploding
there are no parades
buildings toppled
roads strewn with debris
blood in the streets
a child searching for his mommy
the stench of death
buildings that burn
what is wrong with leaders
when will they learn
fatigued soldiers marching
while friends in body bags lay
waiting for a plane to come
they have no more to say
water supply depleted
electricity went out
generals claim victory
what is war all about
blood now lines pockets
of those who initiated war
lives lost one by one
and they still want more
no guilt for the battered bodies
lost limbs and broken bones
it doesn’t seem to matter
so many left without homes
there is no victory in war
only guns, rifles and granades
trucks exploding
there are no parades

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 6 years ago

    Thank you for your powerful writing. You are an inspiration and a muse.

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Helen, Thank you so much…your art is absolutely amazing!!!!! Hugs, Sally xoxoxoxox

  • Astoreth
    Astorethabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work….war is utterly futile….there is truly no victory in war. xx

  • Mia1
    Mia1about 6 years ago

    wow, awesome writing and awesome art work. Totally amazing :o) xoxo

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardabout 6 years ago

    Described so well, there is no victory in war I wish more people believed in this, so well written.

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 6 years ago

    Spot on Sally & Helen! Great writing Sally which compliments Helens image superbly xx

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...about 6 years ago

    Wow Sally and Helen you have certainly described war to a tee! I agree with Tai ………….. how the image complements the writing and vice versa …………………….. it all seems a way of life these days including violence in the streets! A favourite for me delivered so well! – David – :>))

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  • red addiction
    red addictionabout 6 years ago

    very powerful!

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 6 years ago

    so well put, Sally and a great illustration to accompany your words of truth. Peace

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