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war and hate

war and hate

We wield terrible powers
Over the unsuspecting masses
They quake in fear of the invisible
 feel of our clenched fist

innocents borne of our ill-conceived passions
bear witness to our contempt

for the land, the air, the sea

We ride roughshod over dissent
the voices of decency become small in our throats
a bitter pill we swallow freedom is someone else's dream

hidden in rooms avoiding screams and shouts
huddled with teddy bears with the guts exposed
and the stuffing lay bare

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