No Security

Vintage Words


War, any kind of conflict has casualties

and so a recent memory reminds us

of Pearl and Hiroshima. Tons of bombs

dropped when there was nothing remaining

of strategic importance in Germany

or Japan except trade.


Troy knew the definition of seige. Men

pride-stripped inside no safety anywhere

concluded it was their turn. Defeat

is a hard way to create history.


Several hundred thousand refugee-asylum

labels risk lives to reach a new land.

More on are on the way to teach us

a new way to keep time and that history

has a long memory.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

A different cultural invasion? Adjust! Wait until global warming hits full tilt. - slc

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and_hera_met_zeus's picture

very thought provoking!!!

:) i enjoyed the poem for its intensely deep analysis and also for its language and imagery.

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Thanks For The Read

appreciated much. A political economic social rant - A -