Through Time....the devastation of Wars

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War has always the cause of devastation through the ages of man. Every age has played a part in the useless killing of and savagery against mankind.

Devastation of War

To war to war warmongers cried beating drums in disarray marching orders came and went none of it was heaven sent
The doings of those mad for power

The paths along the soldiers marched were muddied up by booted feet horses neighed and pawed the ground
A bloody sight for all to see

Rape and pillage fire and scorn for human life went on and on
Across the land now dark and torn bloody streams where once did flow clean fresh water
Forests where trees are broken stumps green shining countryside now bare and burned smouldering fires shudder

The Gods look Down

The war hath endeth now they say
The fight is over all can see
Won by heroes who stood their ground
Whilst all around them others fell

And then a mighty cry went up to Heaven

Beseeching all the Gods to look at the destruction far below

Zeus mightiest of them all whose name brought awe
Nepture God of water and the sea his trident sharp
And Hera Goddess of Women, Queen of the Gods her beauty quite sublime
Diana Goddess of the Moon her brother Apollo God of the Sun
In this divinity profound they stood watching the antics of mere man
So laughable and petty it was to Them


Supreme were they these Gods Beings divine and bright
That on them no man could look without becoming blind

Gods supreme

And yet reflected in their shields
Was all the soldiers saw
Their shields of molten iron
Their swords of golden ore
Each made for them

By smithies bold
Who knew their job damn well

Xerxes and the Immortals

In bygone days when this took place
They had been chosen by the King
He knew the strife was yet to come
And be prepared he would

He sat upon an iron throne his glittering armour strong
Around him they did stand the Immortals men of Persia all were they
Trained so highly men of men
Ensuring who came near the king would die instead
Xerxes this rule did make

Around him there stood many men
And many women too
All vying for a place
At court

It mattered not who they were
Their colour or their race

So they rode out
Planning ways to discover
Resolutions good and proper
To help mankind his journey home
With good intention
Doing, Being and Saying








It mattereth not


From whence they came
And where they go
It matters not to me


I have no time
For what they do
Or what they say
A bucket full of shit
It is


Through all these platitudes
And words pages galore
I am just being me


Sometimes I am angry
Sometimes am sad
Always loving
No matter what

They all add up to me

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Carolan Nathan, Cnwriter, Fighing, Hera, Immortals, Kings, Neptune, Persia Ww11, Times, Wars, Ww1, Xerxes, Zeus

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I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Sadly war is motivated by greed and lust for power, land, or wealth. It destroys lives and land alike. Touching poem.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Aug 2012 (#)

thank you Mark...so very true what you say as is so about many of your comments on various pages....we do appreciate you....

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Wars bring fleeting moments of peace and the victors rewrite history. The losers are left to carry deep scars. But the real loser is the common man everywhere. Even those who live to tell the tale of heroism carry untold misery. Thanks Carolina, I always lament the utter fultility of wars, and haven't we learned enough over history? siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Aug 2012 (#)

I ponder on this Siva...will man ever learn the futility and the terrible results of war....thank you for commenting

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author avatar Teila
25th Aug 2012 (#)

It is a catch 20/20 war is awful but so is slaughter and many times countries need to stand up for their people and to go to war with the country that is invading them. Sad reality, great poem.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Aug 2012 (#)

thank you Teila....but why cant everyone live in peace....a conondrum!!

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author avatar Don Rothra
25th Aug 2012 (#)

It has been said that war is hell. It seems to me that the world has had more way than peace. Great work.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Aug 2012 (#)

thank you Don..TG there are some of us who are the peacemakers...

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Aug 2012 (#)

War is insanity that we disguise within! Nicely shared article and particularly the photos.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Aug 2012 (#)

thank you Md

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author avatar John Kolyav
31st Aug 2012 (#)

Won by heroes who stood their ground
Whilst all around them others fell
And then a mighty cry went up to Heaven
Nice! Poetic, and suitable pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Aug 2012 (#)

thank you for reading and commenting John....

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author avatar Retired
1st Sep 2012 (#)

A remarkably potent page, dear sister.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
1st Sep 2012 (#)

yes rama...sometimes energy has to be shaken up to be reviewed...renewed and I know you know what I mean...blessings dear One..

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