ODE TO MARCHING (Head-Lines 2017)


DEATH TOLL RISES TO 28 IN GUATEMALAN CHILDREN'S SHELTER

They keep climbing
These numbers of flesh and bone
These cherubs of misfortune
Breathe breath into their Spirit
That we might always love them

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IRAQ INTENDS TO DRIVE ISLAMIC STATE OUT OF MOSUL WITHIN A MONTH

We repel more than we accept
We're bound to run out of room

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US SENDS MARINES TO SUPPORT RAQQA ASSAULT

And marching in we go
Moving in formation
Sheep led to slaughter
Wolves howling war's ode

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© 2017 Mark Richard Prime


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