Loose the Dragon

The dead are the fortunate ones.
No more pain, no more hate, no more guns.
No more land mines, no more tanks.
No more political betrayal, thanks.
Is the end any better than the war?

War’s a monster, make no mistake
Who never gives, only takes and takes.
Kills your lovers, kills your brothers,
Kills the sons of grieving mothers
And treats the bleeding earth just like a whore.

But men, it seems, will never learn
The deadly cost of slash and burn.
They would, damn them, always choose
To hate and turn the dragon loose.
So it would seem that we are doomed forevermore.

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Just got sick of seeing war everywhere I turn…Newspapers, TV, even the intervet. What’s wrong with us as a race?


dragon, war, hatred, death, destruction


  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 3 years ago

    You are thinking straight. So much in the name of war, so much in the name of freedom, so much in the name of God, so much in the name for land. And it is now turning into Chaos. I’m kind of burrying my head also in the sand, for there is so much you can take.

  • I hear echoes of U2 in your comment, but yes, war has been fought in the names of so many causes and they’re all bullshit except for freedom because yes, you have to defend yourself. But if it weren’t for those bullshit causes to begin with even defense would not be necessary.

    – George Yesthal

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • Yep, I sure do remember that one, Ray. Thamx, buddy.

    – George Yesthal

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, my dear.

    – George Yesthal

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Awesome write!! It would be a grand sight to see peace finally arrive.

  • Never happen we are way too avaricious to let it happen. Those in power who only have to sit on their wealthy ass and pull the strings will never let peace happen. And we, the lemmings ignorantly LET it happen. John, there is no hope for us. We’ve sold our collectives souls and the silver is already spent.

    – George Yesthal

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Thank you for this well thought and expressed write. Thoughtprovoking, necessary and important. I know my father is turning over in his grave from all this war, bloodshed, destruction, violence and hatred among the human race and the planet. WONDERFUL write. Peace and love rock my world. Cheers!, Lisa =)XO

  • And peace to you, Lisa.
    Thank you.

    – George Yesthal

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuserover 3 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • Thank you. My only wish is that it could have been on a more positive note, but I have very little faith or trust in mankind.

    – George Yesthal

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    “Where have all the young men gone?
    Gone for soldiers every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?”

    Makes me sad and very angry. Caz

    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Gone to graveyards every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

  • Ah, Caz my sweet. You are dating yourself with this comment…But I can SOOO relate.

    – George Yesthal

  • It would seem that some things NEVER change.

    – George Yesthal

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    make love not war ….a sentiment said way back then and still we keep killing and fighting …a true piece of writing with such a sad content what the hell are we doing …it sickens me to the core also well said this wonderful planet is ours for all to share …enough resources for us all to live well and yet greed and corruption rule it !!!! (sorry I’ll jump off my soap box)xx

  • Nope…The wealthy few MUST and will have theirs. Sad but true.

    – George Yesthal

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 3 years ago

    until their re-birth to renew the cycle over. well written but know we are always in war. It is ingrained in us even if it is our red blood cells battling our white blood cells.

  • Michael…you’re weird. But I think I know what you mean.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 3 years ago

    I HEAR YOU!!!

  • Knew ya would, sweetie.

    – George Yesthal

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