It within us

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

What if we were suddenly given total victory over our enemies?

When smoke clears and dust settles

When guns are hung and swords are sheathed

When martyrs are counted and the injured rounded

When hostilities cease and people at ease

Then,

Victory shall be proclaimed

Then,

Justice shall be exclaimed

While,

In the midst of our joy for the enemy's retreat,

Will the sickness within us attempt our final defeat!


Submitted: March 22, 2011

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Khano

Strong, powerful imagery. You have this...extrodinary talent. Basked with such truth and such emotion. Keep on writing. :). And I honestly mean it when I ask you to tell me when you write more. Your writing quite sets you side from other writers.

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 12:11pm

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Thank you Khano. I'm glad you also felt the emotions I felt when writing these words. Having been a party to violent conflict during the Apartheid years, there have been times when I doubted whether we always understand how terrible war is.

Sun, April 3rd, 2011 4:11am

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