Today’s guest post is from my adorable “weirdo” Amity. 🙂 I just love her writes. They leave you thinking and wondering….who really is Amity? And when you think you’ve begun to understand, she wows you by introducing her alien friends (her muses I suppose), who often decide if, when and what she writes. 🙂
Don’t we just love Amity?
Messieurs et dames, here is Amity, doing what she knows to do best – wow us. 🙂
Just What If….
What if black was really white and white green?
Would it make a difference?
Would the black mamba be as gentle as a dove?
What if the sky was green and grasses blue?
Would it change the force of nature?
Would the sun wither in season?
What if your skin was red and mine pink?
Would we love more?
Would there be peace in the world?
What if the rainbow was colourless and the butterflies grey?
Would the rain still know when to stop?
Would life still be beautiful?
Just what if…?
I am the man who loved his country
The first of many follies
Beyond reason, o’er kith and kin
For a cause that wasn’t a cause
I am the man you should call brave
Only now I see the thin line
The invisible one that says
Sometimes Naive masks as Brave
I am the woman who left for war
Knowing I might not return
Might be killed or wounded
Or become a prisoner of war
I am the combatant
Who is missing in action
The unknown soldier
The one who was never found
In a war of words, contenders contend
Intent to display verbal prowess
In vocabulary and grammar
The reward – a weird satisfaction
Of spent energies and venom spilled
In a war of nations, soldiers rise
To defend their nations, their causes, their pride
No victor, no vanquished
For all lose in some way
An arm, a leg, a soul, a heart, a conscience, a future
In The War of wars
Shall be one Victor, many vanquished
Of whom I pray you not to be
To take the side of this Victor
Shall be your life, your refuge, your hope