Sunday, June 26, 2011


so let's talk

a caged rifle sings, drum roll
drum roll please

there is a market
for a bomber, a listing for a son
a gunner, missile launcher - (someone, phone in lunch)
"the timing could not be better"
quotes an imposter's tongue, "a war
should be developed; a director needed
call one in, and peace
(on earth?) who sees it" - three sheets
blowing in the wind , gone

its been melted, Lenin's
bloodline Red's, the middle
eastern conflict lost
again in reels archived underground - "who can 
free this bird, who's got
the guts to spread?  i need a revolution
i need fire worked, bullets fed" 

 Lennon said it best
you'd better free your mind instead

"bullshit!! - some crazy
shot him - dead"

copyrighted 2011

Posted for One Stop Poetry - Free Verse with Steven


  1. stellar piece it from top to bottom...down to the laugh you gave me with the close...putting son in among the bomber, missile launcher sets a tone as well...great stuff...

  2. Each piece better than the last!

  3. Clever poem...great last lines.. :)

  4. Strong writing from beginning to end, BKM. There is too much bloodshed in this world!

  5. Quite a jumble of strong images, with a powerful close. I think Lennon only sings louder for having been offed; not many are able to make that sacrifice. I'll never forget what a local DJ always said about that assassination : "Six bullets, and Yoko didn't take one."

  6. And to quote John:
    "Let me tell you now
    Ev'rybody's talking about
    Revolution, Evolution, Mastication, Flagelolation, Regulations.
    Integrations, Meditations, United Nations, Congratulations
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance"

    Very topical today ..bkm, and well said as always. Best to you. Gay

  7. Love the depth of your pieces, the tie backs to times long ago, yet so apra po for todays moments. Beautifully shared.

  8. Beautifully done, bkm. All those historical references and the poignant reminder that the bomber/gunner/missile launcher is someone's son...powerful stuff. Thank you.

  9. Barb, a powerful and truthful piece of writing. The world has gone crazy, and it saddens me greatly.


  10. This is inspired work, Barbara.. I'm always in awe of your talent and this piece has reminded me why. Your blade is sharpened on your wit.