A Paean To Reasonable Men.

A Paean To Reasonable Men. ballad

Photo by humbleslave


Beyond the storm of screams and groans
And cries of a wretched tortured people,
Lies a child curled, fists to his ears
Consumed by the roar and fury
Of a haunted Peace.

Sweetening his ears now burned to whitened noise
By a howling rain of fire now a righteous silence,
Drowning drunken senses, limbs torn
Through melted sight alighting upon

A Carpetbagger selling dreams that burn
In a thousand desert skies, forging death from
Brightly shining steel devouring reasonable men,
Tearing life and concrete, tearing hope removing choice

Where none has cause to breathe in freedom’s wrap.
A stranger’s spell illuminates a trail of tears
To both terrify and transform
A boy to cinder stone.

Wise men speak while their people light up the sky
Like shooting stars across a deep blue stage.
‘Wild el shawarig’ like broken dolls Shield
Right from might, lighting such a candle
By the Grace of God.

What politics condemns a desert boy?
What victory dilutes our shame?
What sweet Reason seduces Conscience,
Quickens blood that innocence
May die for reasonable men?

Reasonable men hold loving children, reasonable men, reasonable men.

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

God Doesn’t Hear Dead Men

God Doesnt Hear Dead Men short poem

Down the drain, down the drain, follow the sand down the drain. His soul woven cloak awaits, scythe in hand, ferry leaving the docks. Crooked steps, cold and blackened breath, take me unto you. One leg in the grave, half

Old Men

Old Men short poem

I saw the soldiers Marching off to war. Lean, strong and hard Like young lions. I went to a mirror and there I saw a grey haired, fat old man. How did this come to be, What happen I ask

Why Did God Make Many Men?

Why Did God Make Many Men? short poem

Why did God make many men? I ask people when They question ” You are not him Bringing brightness in the dim. ” I protest and say, “I will walk a new way. ” “A NEW WAY”, they retort “Will

Men Of Letters

Men Of Letters long poem

MEN OF LETTERS is a secret underground society, some say they’ve been around since the 1930’s, some say they go all the way back to the Knight Templars, all I know is that they still exist today but don’t ask

Was It Worth It : For The Men In The Glass Towers

Was It Worth It : For The Men In The Glass Towers short poem

(America, following a landmark agreement) Dear Mr. President, Was it worth it? Was it worth Selling your country’s freedom, The liberty it is so famous for, For a few extra bucks in your pocket? Was it worth Strangling the creative