This is War.


I’m not sure what inspired me to this piece, but I quite like it. Also, I’ve still writing more than I thought, so I’ll share more over the next few days.

what does it take to kill a man
a bullet, a shot to the heart
sometimes not more than a word
a sentence, at most
too fast to evade, both words
and dreaded rounds
leaving burning marks and scars
on a flawless surface

what does it take to kill a man?
a knife, a stab into the back
sometimes not more than a sentence
three words or less
there is no escape, not from words
nor from a steel blade
leaving patterns scraped into
the bloody flesh

it’s war out here
would you kill to stay alive?
would you hurt to know your family safe?
tell me, would you?
will you take the gun if they ask you?
you may pray to god, but he’s not here
he left us, alone, in dirt and dust
it’s war out here

what does it take to kill a man?
a rope, laid around one’s neck
sometimes a whole book
with the directive to kill
you can duck, you can run
but it will follow you
leaving lost bodies along the road
and the smell of death in the air

what does it take to kill a man?
a trip, a simple wire on the ground
sometimes a cry for justice
soundless in the air
when they call you, you follow
through flames and pain
see the signs of death surrounding you
remember them for those who don’t return

it’s war out here
would you kill to stay alive?
would you hurt to know your family safe?
tell me, would you?
will you take the gun if they ask you?
you may pray to god, but he’s not here
he left us, alone, in dirt and dust
it’s war out here

Sebastian

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