red sunset…

copyright cwmartin 2012

the water
in the well
runs red
red with the blood
of children
children
seeking safety
in their parents’ arms
the water
in the well
seeps into
the river
like the truth
of their deaths
and
the river
runs red
now
with the blood
of mother and child
who sought only
freedom
but found only
the river
the red river
it runs
to the sea
the sea
runs red
red with the blood
of conscripts
conscripts
for global greed
fighting for unseen
sheltered men
of wealth
who manufacture
flags of glory
for those who
might
survive
and
the seas
embrace
land
and the lands
run
red

18 thoughts on “red sunset…

  1. Very effective use of repetition to hammer home the horror of it all. Love this bit:
    who manufacture
    flags of glory
    for those who
    might
    survive’
    So true – there is always a manufacturing of the truth post war (and other horrors, like the destruction of the environment from mining companies) to make the destroyers look good. What really annoys me is that these type of people who run huge corporations really believe that they are doing no harm or reallyl don’t care – sociopathy in action.

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