why, war, why?
by JS Schilling

The burst of a machine gun blast,
"Rat-a-tat-tat... ."

This expression,
I know all too well.

It is the same sound my lover makes
in the heat of our passion.


"Why, war, why

And so War speaks for fun:

"It is all the same,
'survival of the one who knows
and the one who can prove he has the biggest gun!'"

Copyright © 2007 - JS Schilling
Published: 10/25/07   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem