Monday, February 9, 2009

Choosing War

When God enabled war, some angels did prefer it,
as do we when we hum its anthem;
demand Lucifer and Michael
face off, slug it out across the ballroom floor.
Without an inside tip, we do not care yet place our bets,
stake everything for chance to fight a fight.
We know the Devil cannot sing or dance;
we watch him take his slop-foot stance.
As this other wingless wonder takes the stage
we know that angels do not fly, have gender, age.
When clanging bell ignites,
we pit them 'gainst each other
as we do our versions of every good and evil,
our personal rights and other's wrongs versus Truth,
making war religious entertainment.

Copyright (c) 2007 Gary Brown

1 comment:

James K. Blaylock said...

As human beings we have such a morbid desire to see what ugliness we can surely see! Just like when there's a car crash we can't help but stare. War is awful and very depressing, but we watch the movies, read the books and simply dwell on it constantly - good or bad we're slaves to it. Of course, like most things in life, it has its place, sadly... but we don't have to linger there forever.