Here's the first poem for Ukraine, this year's first place winner of the 4th Annual Finley Experience International Views contest. Considering the serious and bloody situation in the Ukraine, I thought war might be the appropriate subject of this first poem.
On Civil War
Know ye not that death comes
with war? What is this urge that drives
the bella machina? A pastime once played
by RPGing kings, later assimilated into the
infrastructure of the military-industrial
complex. Age, gender, these
matter not when
I know not what to do to save any of us from the thick
pools of red trickling down these shell-shocked streets.
June 2014 © Monique Finley
Pax et Poema.