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I wrote this poem about the fallout of war on individuals.

A Tear Falls

Imageby Keith D. Sutton17 Apr 2014

a Mother cries
her son lost
needlessly
in war--
a futile struggle
determined by ideologies
Endorsed by many
yet
understood by few.

A vast notion of
patriotism
Fueled by power
words--duty, honor, freedom
semper fi
Revenge.
Sacrificed
for Mom & apple pie.

An emotional rage
against
Blind acceptance a
lonely cry
in the desert
Tears touching
A Mother's heart
hardened
fallow ground.