Wreath of Death

The industry of death keeps spinning,
a vicious cycle of profiteering
Unstoppable despite the havoc it wreaks

And the scarlet trail left in the sand dunes
where men trade souls to the highest bidder
where brothers turn against each other
will soon swallow them whole

Death will clap its hand in glee
while wasted souls fall to the abyss
And those among the living
continue to pillage amidst the ruins

All around the echo and the chaos
keep ringing in our ears, defeaning

They say violence begets violence,
so who can we blame?

We are all gods in our way
What good are any of us?

Let us resume forging the wreath of death.

34 thoughts on “Wreath of Death

  1. This puts up an image in the reader’s mind, literally. This is even pertinent for capitalism or even the rat race in which most of us are stuck, about being “successful” in the eyes of others! Share your email id, it has been great to know you. πŸ™‚


    1. Oh, yes. Capitalism. It is one of the inspiration for this poem. I’m glad that I painted such picture. That’s the plan.

      You may reach me through this: shanlynharielle@ gmail.com. I’m glad to make your acquaintance. πŸ™‚

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  2. Mitch, Re: ‘It won’t happen in our time.’ We never thought we would see 9/11. But there is a parallel between this event and the predictions of Nostradamus and Revelations. We can only hope humans have learnt from The Holocaust and Hiroshima.


    1. I’ve been fascinated with Nostradamus when I heard tales from my mother as a child. I think I will read up more on him. 9/11 was horrible. But the Holocaust and Hiroshima were two of thr darkest time in history. It seems we never learn. But I do hope we did.

      Thanks for dropping by, Talia. And for the follow. I followed you back. πŸ™‚

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