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Give the Age What It Demands (standard:poetry, 102 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Jun 02 2010Views/Reads: 1320/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
anti-war poem

Give them all the guns and bullets 

they demand and all the terrible things 

that are made by man. . 

Tell them to go out and kill at will 

anything that moves or even still, 

reality is so much better than any game. 


The rich who deal the cards 

will be the last to die. 

Wide-eyed with wonder, 

perched on mounds of bloody gold, they'll cry, 

“You mean it's over? 

But we were not the ones supposed to die.” 


A demented prophet writes upon a crumbling wall, 

‘The age demands and in the end 

the age gets what it demands.' 


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