unseen warfare…

copyright cwmartin 2011

if you could hear
above the cannon’s roar
and
zealous cries
for freedom
at all cost
you would hear
a child’s voice
soft against
your face
a mother’s touch
pleading
for the pain
to stop

erida’s mist…

with every step forward you take
it flows just below the surface
you sense it as you move
as if someone is mocking you
you smell nothing
feel nothing
but that static
of an approaching storm
you hear nothing
for it’s like a gas
entering the body
through portals of the mind
to incite warfare
to start a riot
or send a lover
into uncontrolled rage
poisonous
corrosive
you feel confused
breathing quickens
lungs burn
heart pounds
you feel a peculiar horror
a feeling that persists
you feel
hated