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World War 3

by Chris Sorrenti


For those who lost their lives and for their families
in Peshawar, Pakistan, December 17, 2014,
and for all of us…before and after…
…New York…Boston…Ottawa…Sydney…



132
who will never grow up
to be doctors nurses teachers
mothers fathers

The 43 who taught them
never to teach again

Welcome to the new reality
babies and adolescents
legitimate targets
families torn apart
refugees fleeing
the latest version of Genghis Khan
the entire world held hostage
in its own regard

A war fought
not on liquid fronts
but of ambush and terror
slaughter of the innocent
suffer the children
old and young
evil in its purest form

We can’t all be boots on the ground
some of us physically small
but with voices strong
gut feeling righteousness
we fight with words and ideas
to push back the darkness
no matter how long it takes

And come the day
if they should ever be
knocking at our doors
small or not
we won’t hesitate
to pick up our guns
and fire

© 2014

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12/18/2014

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