Sunday, January 26, 2020

Marco G. Maggi writes

Soldiers against the war

Whoever wears a uniform 

should well know
        and then hate 
this howling of war 
coming out from certain throats 
so mellifluous and insane

There is no way on this Earth

           with bloodshed and fight 
no chance to restore peace 
making victims and debris

When a country chooses war 

like an ungenerous mother  
gives the lives of her sons 
to the mercy of death

Please let’s go out in the streets 

shouting all our dismay 
you have nothing to lose

what a soldier could gain 

are just a medal or two
                       as only embrace 
a flag wrapping the grave.

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