please leave a message…

thanks for calling
the un peace keepers
at the present time
all of our peace keepers
are busy serving
in other countries
if you would leave
a brief message
describing the nature
of the atrocities
relevancy of the conflict
to developed world powers
the impact on the global economy
please also indicate whether or not
there is any human interest angles
for major media conglomerates
your case will be reviewed
in the order that it was received
into the world crisis cue
you are currently
caller number 40
please fight on
for whatever
since your conflict
may be of interest
to us


in the harbor
a black ship
sails toward shore
the new land
the americas
below the decks
crimson warriors
satan’s own
wearing crosses of white
we see them come ashore
so many men
with strange dress
metal arms and heads
weapons that flash
like thunder
killing without a single
blow of the axe
elders tell us to flee
but we the young eagles
say we shall fight
for our sacred ground
for freedom
for all that the gods
have given us
rocks burst open
the blood of our nation
pours from each stone
of the village
flames consume
the living
and the dead
waves of fear
cover all who stand
before these beasts
our gods
have forsaken us
our gold
our freedom
our land
of a

This poem represents my fourth response to  the third challenge series between Jade and I.  This challenge is somewhat different in that the prompt is now an audio prompt.  Each poet provides the other with five instrumental songs (so that the song’s words do not interefere with the poet’s) from which the poet is to write a poem.  Jade has written her first response which can be found here