There is a pain and hurt I don't even know HOW to express after reading this... and I believe it was Larry who mentioned you should send a copy of this to all in Congress. War dehumanizes. It's such an obvious statement but when I think about it, what does it mean to be dehumanized? To have your worth be like the count of another body bag. And I'm just seeing war from the safety of my home, the media skewing and twisting numbers while government tries to tell us we're somehow superior. That those across the country aren't our priority, shouldn't be our greatest concern. At least it feels like that. Where is the humanity? This poem calls for that. The soul that's hurt much more than one can imagine.
Stay strong. Sending lots of love and peace as always. Hope many read this and glad it has won as well. I know it must have been painful to write. <3
This poem brings the Syrian conflict to our door step. The senselessness of war is so well illustrated here. To exist amongst this chaos must be unbelievable, and to what end, what is left when the smoke dissipates and only ash is left. All for the greed and power of a few. A very graphic and heart wrenching poem. You are right, in war we are not human or animal we cease to exist, all we can hope for is to endure