Life bore down with its ticking hell
and delivered fraternal twins
of love and hate.
Another year gone, war got top billing
while peace never made it to the stage.
Skin, religion, politics, money created
a mixed tape of incendiary words
to play on a continuous loop until
its badgering burnt civility to ashes.
Another year of breathing,
but forgetting to live…
of standing on a precipice
praying opposition will
take its leap to death.
More weapons, less security
More anger, less love
More words, less meaning
More tragedy, less joy
…A world imploding on repeated history…
Money, politics, religion…
and the Devil gets the blame.
©Susie Clevenger 2014
Kerry Says ~ Ah, Mephistopheles