Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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TO AVOID

Years to prepare to avoid
war, learn to love and share
spray herbicides on selfish seeds
to die, stamp out, uproot weeds
of greed, yet soldiers go to learn
to hate, give their life for causes
they seldom understand nor benefit
grease, cogs of a demented machine
unhinged delirium, ground, broken
limbs torn from trunks, organs
splattered, bodyís parts, buzzards part
while secret family trusts increase
in pomp and invidious demonís wealth.




© Jan G. Otterstrom F. April 24, 2015