Battle

The war of words is done;
The red-lipped cannon speak;
The battle has begun.

The web your speeches spun
Tears and blood shall streak;
The war of words is done.

Smoke enshrouds the sun;
Earth staggers at the shriek
Of battle new begun.

Poltroons and braggarts run:
Woe to the poor, the meek!
The war of words is done.

"And hope not now to shun
The doom that dogs the weak,"
Thunders every gun;

"Victory must be won."
When the red-lipped cannon speak,
The war of words is done,
The slaughter has begun.

by John Davidson

Comments (8)

It truly happens..... Thanks for sharing.....
This is nice poem keeping in view the present scenario.
The battles of this life are going to another day
Talk is the best way to solve a problem. But this is what happens when talks break down and war starts. Thanks for sharing.
The war of words is done; The red-lipped cannon speak; The battle has begun., wisely written
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