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Rhys on the War

Poetry By Rhys Hughes

Courtesy: Creative Commons
POEMS ARE USELESS


Poems are useless
at stopping wars that have started
but wars are more useless
at poetry than poets.
Missiles dipped in the ink of blood
write nothing worthwhile.



PROPAGANDA


The
invaders
are claiming
that we are shelling
     ourselves.

            That's nuts.



THE INVADERS

The invaders came across the land
but tripped on the steppes
and fell down
to death.

 

DICTATORS

Dictators strut
up and down like clowns
wearing big egos
   like oversized shoes.



GENERALLY

Generally
generals bend the knee
to politicians  
while privates have no
leg to stand on
after they leave the trenches.

At least that
is the way it used to be.
Now civilians
are legless too, a footnote
to official history.


Rhys Hughes has lived in many countries. He graduated as an engineer but currently works as a tutor of mathematics. Since his first book was published in 1995 he has had fifty other books published and his work has been translated into ten languages.

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