Civil War



Conflict is looming, nerves are frayed,
This is the time to be afraid!
Melancholia and fear,
Both abound, war is near.

Minds were poisoned with lies,
All sides argue of their rights.
Politicians spewing hate,
Soldiers mobilize, it's their fate.

Sides intransigent, dug in,
Armies into their positions stream.
Once were brothers, now it's sin.
Who will blink, and deaths begin?

Tanks approaching vied frontiers,
Planes are aiming as if spears.
Shelling starts and people die,
Those who shoot, don't blink an eye.

North or South or West or East,
Outside forces drool to feast.
Profits seen in this campaign,
While ignoring people's pain.

Empty boulevards, vacant streets,
Parks deserted, no one meets.
Laughter is muted, smiles dim,
People dread this horrid dream.

Sewing body bags ramped up,
Crop's expected to be up,
Who'll decide, who's wrong or right,
Can sane minds try and stop this fight?

Foreign powers gloat and goad,
Thinking to them risks are not.
Once those warheads start to fly,
There's no winner...All shall die!
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Submitted by RosenkrantzA on April 20, 2021

Modified by RosenkrantzA on April 21, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB XXCC DEDD FFGG HHII JJXE KKLL XXGG
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,004
Words 170
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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