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Warrior

Drew Hurley

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Waving armaments like a flexing muscle,
Parading hatred before vanquished, empty faces;
Never knowing an enemy so valiant --
Nor more oppressive or restless --
Than the one within his breast. Warrior.

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Trampling fields of green,
Sullying the fertile flowing pastures
Of ripening, waving grain with the bloodied
Hobnail boot of a grandiose warrior,
Conquering the fears of his own heart.

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Blue of sky, replaces by herbicides.
Light, effervescent gases pour forth from man-made clouds.
Once particles of matter, once life --
Now atomized; now dead and gone.
The product of a gentle heart?

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The restive, sublime quiet of gentility
Now shattered by the roar of machinations run wild --
Gone.
Oppressive silence remains. No love. No hate.
No hope. Oh, warrior!

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