BTT #76: WAR

bY lOnA gYnT fEbRuArY 2021. aLl RiGhTs ReSeRvEd. PoStEd To DvErSe WhErE bJoRn AsKs Us To WrItE aBoUt WaR gOd HeLp Us aLl.

this was hard to read on a small screen, so here is a transcript.

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WAR

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NOW is the time for all men to answer the call to stand for their freedom and whey of life and they’re

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GOD and the purity of all women and children and apple Pi to bleed and stand for Mothere’s love and

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ASKS of you not what your country can do for you butt what anyway to doo and they must knot say

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WHY do we not rise and protect our free doms and our condoms and then most

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DO not even stop to remember the snacks, the salty ones that they or

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YOU love so much because it’s better to be right even if you

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HATE to be killed for the flash zips the bang to

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YOUR cock stand up and be counted and

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OWN the flowing stench of

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BLOOD.

37 thoughts on “BTT #76: WAR

    1. There we go, transcript done, still hard to read, but for different reasons. Should have thought of that before going to bed last night. Seems you are doomed to influence my war poems one way or another friend. 🙂

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  1. I knew it would be worth it. Yes, not easy to read, but the word play and distortion gives it a whiny tone like some infant not getting what he demanded at the supermarket checkout. Life, for too many of us comes down to the high drama of which salty snacks to pick up, regardless of the tropical forests destroyed to make them, armed conflict our international trade causes. We are far too infantile to be held accountable for all that blood though, aren’t we?

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    1. yes, I am glad that you saw that point, one argument for killing is as good or ridiculous as aonther. I am grateful that people are willing to put themselves in harms way to protect us, but the politics and dynamics that lead to it, geez, always messed up somewhere along the way.

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    1. yes, my quandary is how to stand up to it, without getting sucked into the center of the spiral and making the violence the prime imperative? Tools such as truth, understanding, humility and empathy can’t hurt. Too often we are ready as individuals or societies to simply lash out, but this always comes at great cost.

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    1. yes, all the talk and rhetoric is just talk, with grim consequences, and for what? only for pilfered stuff and roseate hues staining the sand (credit to you on that one btw). Thank you Saana for your notice.

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    1. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The poem is intended more about the spiral of rhetoric that is used to lead us to slay one another, salty snacks is as valid a reason as glory in battle I guess. War, or at least the capability of it, makes our world possible I guess, we need to be able to defend ourselves. But we only need to defend ourselves because the other tribe can, and sometimes does, make a grab if we can’t. Once we have the capability, our tendency is to use it, but in order to partition it off and tell ourselves that we are high falootin, it tends to get dressed in high falootin garb and rhetoric and dressed as defense, so the other side now needs to defend itself, all because we are willing as a species to hate our own species, our own blood enough to kill each other to get what we want. Why do we hate our own blood? Snacks is as good a reason as any. None of this is mundane. We are one big homo sapiens killing machine, I don’t think that is ALL we are, but yes, it is part of who we are. War is not a metaphor for anything in this world, it is too basic, too elemental to that basic itch we allow ourselves to have, to kill in order get what we want, I think you gave us an important prompt Bjorn. No disrespect for the soldiers who actually put themselves on the line, none of us are any less culpable, but those not on the line are much less at risk. I think Mary’s poem might capture best of this cycle how the cost keeps getting mortgaged forward to the next generation, at interest. Appreciate you Bjorn.

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