Digging holes with metal poles
Earth hanging by a string
ember coals and smokey souls
our hearts refuse to sing
Nostril flares and double dares
blood coursing through our veins
no one cares or fires flares
to save us from the flames
Rubber necks on splintered decks
missiles pierce the sky
the crackling fires from funeral pyres
sparkle in our eyes
Mascara streaks on dampened cheeks
as quiet fills the air
we crawl across a floor that creaks
to waken our despair
Stars explode and fade to black
the darkened sky above
stretches far from east to west
obscuring peace and love
What the fuck?
Seriously, WHAT THE FUCK??
People just want to live their lives without fear of oppression and suppression.
Parents just want to raise their children in a safe, secure, and peaceful world.
Children just want to learn, laugh, and play without fear of being sniped or blown up.
No one cares about your nostalgically misguided view of Russian imperialism.
Fuck you and everything you stand for.
When you reach the end
I hope you had more good times than bad,
laughed more than you cried, and
loved more than you hated
I hope regrets were few,
and that your wealth
could be measured in smiles
I hope you enjoyed your stay,
were buoyed by happiness,
oxygenated by love,
and were at peace when you left
Because this is all there is