And The Gods Told Our Fathers

And The Gods Told Our Fathers

A Poem by daninstockholm

It's been quite awhile, but I thought I'd peek in,


And the Gods told our fathers

Give us your sons

And we will trade their smiles for death.

Send us their coats of many colours

And we will change those colours to red,

Give us their sandals

And we will exchange them for boots with which

To tread upon the lives of nameless mothers.

Give us their shirts and

We will smother the children in them.

And they will hate us for it.

We will lie to them,

We will never set them free.

We will take the lives of your sons

In wars over greed and lust.

Our altars of sacrifice will bleed once more

With glorious blood.

The spilled blood of your sons

The sons of the poor, the sons of the illiterate,

The sons without hope, and the foolishly brave.

And we will teach you deception,

We will teach you loss

We will teach you sorrow and

We will desert you when you grieve

And you will thank us for it.

© 2017 daninstockholm

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Added on March 8, 2017
Last Updated on March 8, 2017
Tags: poetry, death, war, protest, resist



Stockholm, Sweden

Time gives us moments made up of empty canvasses. How will you use yours? Happily married male, American born but now happy to be living in Stockholm, loves to learn and experience new things new p.. more..