poetry by j matthew waters

perpetual suffering

we didn’t sign up for this
but there we were
pistols raised above our heads
faces covered with red
paisley bandanas
ending fairy tale lives
and abetting a revolution
handed down for centuries

everyone knew the wild west
would eventually cycle back
to the eastern front
where women lay low and
protect and feed their children
until old enough
to perpetuate the suffering

september two thousand fourteen
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2 thoughts on “perpetual suffering

  1. WHOA! That is heavy. Although after reading an article today about Chimpanzees I am no longer surprised. The first two paras read;

    “Chimpanzees are naturally violent towards each other in the face of increased competition for food or habitat, a new study has found.

    The research, published in the journal Nature, contradicts previous speculation by zoologists that human interference may have caused lethal violence in chimpanzee communities.”

    The source was here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-18/chimpanzees-natural-born-killers-scientists-say/5752616

  2. I would like to believe that human behavior can evolve into common goodness – but we have quite a long way to go toward that end. Thank you for your comments, Archie.

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