Burning Bush

Burning Bush

A Poem by Chris Zahar
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About a soldier who, shell-shocked, jaded, and gasping his last dying breaths, seeks revenge not only on the Middle Easterner who've shot at him day in and day out, but on the administration that sent him.

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Gasping for air and heroism,

how right I was when I said,

the right was wrong,

and my rights were wronged,

when I signed them over to you.

You supported the nation, but not the people.

You supported the mission but not me.

 

Burning Bush,

over the bridge.

Tell me where Jesus,

said “save only the rich”.

Gasoline,

Gasoline,

Oil,

Oil,

Leave not a drop left.

Let not a drop spoil.

Face down in an oil field,

taking life’s last gasps,

I’ll set it all on fire,

watch your dreams burn at last.    

 

The trolls you’ve ignored,

who’ve been Laden with guilt,

are wounded by machines of war,

that never should’ve been built.

Healthcare,

who cares???

To Hell with all your cares.

We fight ‘em there,

or we fight ‘em here,

RIGHT???

One disappointed father,

one eager to please son

and a war that, no matter what, has to be won,

because, um…………………….

 

Burning Bush,

over the rivers,

where they hung my brothers’ bodies,

without a shiver,

without a weep,

with only calls for blood and gnashing of teeth.

Let this whole land burn, and everyone in it;

Holy man,

Hijacker,

W***e,

And sinner. 

 

 

And when the people scream to the archangel, Michael

“More Clinton!”

“More Biden,”

“More Obama, Osama, anyone but you!!!”

Sell them four more years,

For more fears,

And you’ll never let a drop spoil. . .

 

 . . . because I’ve burned it all. 


© 2008 Chris Zahar



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Very strong message and one that has alot of power in words........

Burning Bush,

over the rivers,

where they hung my brothers' bodies,

without a shiver,

without a weep,

with only calls for blood and gnashing of teeth.

Let this whole land burn, and everyone in it;

Holy man,

Hijacker,

W***e,

And sinner.


These young men still fighting, still dying, while Bush in his madness continues to hold on to
great power.................its disgusting...........really strong read.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Hey! Did we forget that this country was attacked and 3000 people died. Your brother's arm wasn't twisted
and he died for what he believed in as did 4000 others. I am sorry for you losing a brother but it was not Bushs fault. Tony

Posted 9 Years Ago


I just re-read your poem....it gave me shivers...and talking about Metallica....your poem reminded me of the movie "Johnny got his gun"...the one Metallica used for the "One" video...you are incredible!!!!

Many hugs


Posted 9 Years Ago


WOW!!! I'm absolutely stunned!! I had no idea you are so good with poetry too...This is absolutely astounding.
So true and so well written. Congrats!!!!!
Many many kudos.

Metallica should write a song for these lyrics, honestly.:):):)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Imagine my someone with my face saying I enjoy a poem against George Bush, if someone from CIA reads that line, I will be in trouble.

But there is one thing I will have to agree on, Soldiers will have to do their job, but deep inside the purpose behind defending a nation has to be justifiable. The amount of lives lost over a cause that has seemingly felt selfish could only raise hate, which leads to questioning.

This is a powerful poem, and the passion is felt. It is an issue that divides a nation that has always been united, and a divide as sharp as a knife, with the past haunting the present in the form of fear within and distrust. This questions the ultimate cause and validity of the war, "was it really worth it?" and "has it been noble?". A good read

Posted 9 Years Ago


Wow... I didn't expect a poem like this out of you, Chris, but I DO like this. I agree with everyone said in the poem. I don't see how people can like a man who wants to blow up a country with innocent men, women and chilren, but I especially can't see how people can like a man who wants to blow up the men he sends off to die. Then again, if he sends these young men and women off to die, why would he care how they died?

Very powerful poem, I like this; you did a great job on it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


OH, Amen, brother. Did you send George a copy? Best not to, I suppose, they'd most likely come get you as a threat to Homeland Security. Yes, I think Bush sucks, but I'm even more terrified of what's to come. I feel like he's sort of an idiot....where the rest have brains to back up their evil plans and the money to carry it out. Not to worry....we'll all be burning together. Excellent f-ing write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Images of anger and protests are strong in this piece. Excellent work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


One can feel the anger, and emotions in this piece. Great job!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Men and woman who have gone to war have been through and seen many things that we don't deem as possible, but yet you see and hear it on the news. It's a shame how war has become a way of life too much to do with politics I think.
I love the power behind this poem, you have shown day to day life a soldier must go through. Great write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hell yes. You've captured the true issues in the war through the eyes of a dying soldier. I bet this is pretty close to what a dying soldier in Iraq would feel as he examined everything that led up to this point. The title is good, a religious reference to the middle east, but it can also be a verb, like literally setting fire to Bush, or at least to his oil fields he murders his own citizens over. This shows the complexity of several sides in the same pointless war, and no one is right but the man dying for healthcare, gasoline, and national pride.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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