The Poor Men's Brawl

The Poor Men's Brawl

A Poem by Frifthor (D^2)

Bit I wrote for creative writing one day.

As the orb descended
The men began to rise
Clouded, cloaked, and hooded
Away from prying eyes

Off along the track they went
To the now grey east
Confused and disillusioned
None thinking in the least

Prejudice reached out her hand 
And took a score or more
Then reaction glanced at bloodied lands
And declared them now at war

But the silent men in single row
Meet now those in their pods
Each side to silence the other man
And even voting odds

Four hundred years of hatred borne
Will keep these two at war
Not a thought to end it all
Now that the rich are poor

For the Orange and the Green once shared
These things formerly called sons
But wealth in youth has passed away
Underneath the hooded guns

© 2011 Frifthor (D^2)

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A powerful poem. The poem could be a story of many places. Separation of people and races is in every corner of this world. I saw some repair in my 52 years of life. But I teach the children. Like my father taught me. "Never allow anyone to look down at you. Be proud of who you are." A excellent poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Green and Gold..the ol 26+6=1 and the cry for one's own on a hundred levels. This would make Bobby Sands happy. There seems though to be a feeling of zombie, like they have no idea what they are fighting for which in this day of bullshit is sad as f**k.

Well done

Posted 7 Years Ago

This poem remids me of the troubles in N. Ireland. Especially the last stanza.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on January 31, 2011
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Frifthor (D^2)
Frifthor (D^2)

Houston, TX

Another birthday another update. I'm a seventeen year-old boy form Houston Texas. Born here raised in Sweden and the North, and now back here to live till college takes me away again. Obviously enjoy .. more..


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