What men are capable of...

What men are capable of...

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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I saw bad things in my life. What men have done for their hate.

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  What men are capable of.


                 What legacy will we leave?
                 I hope no more then we were
                 the one's who stand by and
                 allow the Wars and disease
                 to deteriorate the dreams
                 of our children.


I stood by a river in Bosnia.
Dead bodies floating in the current.
Killed for sake of religion.
As I pulled the bodies out.
I was sickened by the deeds of men.

I felt so cold.


Were the Angels watching?
Waiting with open arms for the innocent?


Who is crying for them?
 

No-one is speaking out for the people in the way
of the war machine and violence.


Men who speak of tales of fabled bogey men.
The profiteer and big business using lobbyist
to keep war coming.
We need to be identify and put them out of business.


Using young men and woman to fight for oil and land...


Life is simple.
Treat people how you desire to be treated.
Religion should be  personal.


I don't believe the common man and woman would desire war
 before peace talks.


I never met a woman or
man who desire  to die.
Never met a Mother or Father who wanted their child
to die in War.


The profiteer and big business hide behind false words and tales
to create the ability to get richer.


What men are capable of?

The great men of peace are rarely heard today;
Block out by stories of ghosts and demons by leaders with
pocket full of lobbyist money.


Cities and towns are now war grounds.
No safe place for the innocent.
Can we stop the terror and violence?


I have stacked the bodies of the innocent.
Just old men and woman.
I pray to the Spirit of the earth, sky and water .
Take care of these poor people.
Please give them peace with you.


Is the world is past the healing point;
Too late for the sheep being led to slaughter.
Who will cry out then?


Too late for the babies being born to chaos and War;
Their dreams and hope.
Cut-off by the hunger and greed of War?





                        Coyote
                        6 August 2009 


          


© 2011 Coyote Poetry


Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
A old poem from the past. I was a simple water and gas mission. Me and my Soldiers found death bodies of old men, woman and children floating in a river. We pull them out and stacked the body on the shore of the river.. What men could kill for sake of religion? Old world need to find a better road. I pray.
Coyote

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it is always those on their clean thrones far removed from sweat and blood and tears who are more than avariciously willing to send their people (victims) into the fray on a thread of profit that streams back to the fat cats in their leather seats counting pennies on each dead man's eyes~

and as a nations throughout history~we've allowed it~ participated in it~ the human species confounds my senses~ I will never understand~

your poem cracks the shell of lies fed to the masses and releases the pain that mankind floods across the globe endlessly~
heartbreak in a lonely pocket~watchers watching~dying everywhere

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Very poignant and raw as usual. This is the reality. This is a revealing of truth. Your words always strike a deep cord with me as they give a snapshot of the world. Beautiful narrative as usual.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

Thank you. I learn the realness of human nature in Bosnia. Some places, life lose it value. Which is.. read more
tragic but its true what man does these days.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

how very true and tragic. this is what i was speaking of in my message to you.
of course, i should have known...you get it! you,ve been on the front lines of this aberration and lived to bring the contempt and disdain home...to rub it in the faces of those responsible for the blood money tactics of politics and greed. excellent write!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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"Is the world past the healing point?" What a massively incredible write. There is so much truth in your poem, I don't even know where to begin. Every line resounds within my heart. I am sorry you have had to see the things you have seen, and even sorrier that the motives for war aren't more pure, though unfortunately the fallout would be the same. This is the best thing I have seen of yours. So much emotion. So sorrowful. I don't know whether to thank you for this reading experience or give you hell for making it real again. Actually, Thank you Coyote.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This is just so powerful and deep meanings to it. You stumbled on a building block here. Very well written and thought out!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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it always amazes me how people find the inclination for sex when at war.
i guess for some it is a turn on?
thats where the kids come from and why they are born into misery

Posted 8 Years Ago


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spoken words... and as Johann Wolfgang said "every spoken word arouses our self-will", this poem has a depth power of gleam that can enlighten the blinded hearts to see and feel the melancholy that lingers in every corn of this world.
_Were the Angels watching?
Waiting with open arms for the innocent?_ utterly AMAZING, breathtaking image... so touching
the last stanza's a touch of perfection.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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There is a always a breath of universal scope in your words. I like the sense that your verse is ethical and aesthetic. The moral tone is never forced but comes with a sense of the compassionate, a sense that we are all in this together.

1.The great men of peace are rarely heard today
2. I have stacked the bodies of the innocent.

So many healing prayers, if enough of us prayed for the same things, that would have a power for change.


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

it is always those on their clean thrones far removed from sweat and blood and tears who are more than avariciously willing to send their people (victims) into the fray on a thread of profit that streams back to the fat cats in their leather seats counting pennies on each dead man's eyes~

and as a nations throughout history~we've allowed it~ participated in it~ the human species confounds my senses~ I will never understand~

your poem cracks the shell of lies fed to the masses and releases the pain that mankind floods across the globe endlessly~
heartbreak in a lonely pocket~watchers watching~dying everywhere

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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