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The Spoils Of War

On continents- Wars have been waged
And bad blood as been shed
In countries- Leaders have been made
And some promises were never kept

In towns- Peaceful protests have been planned
It was just another way to fight against
In cities- Raging riots have been started
Because they were fed up with all the bullshit
There are established governments
Who are supposed to be for the people
But they continue to make corrupted investments
It's just a group who exercise and taint their freewill

We have soldiers we praise and soldiers who shock us on the news
Some fight for their nations and some fight with their titles that's abused

We have police officers who serve and protect, but there's also dirty cops
Each one has a reason but some are just in it for the money, which is never enough

There will always be another side! / There is always another face to hide!
Greed is in cahoots with pride! / Envy and wrath devour the mind!
Lust and gluttony collide inside! / Sloth doesn't divide truth from lie!

As humans we have both inspiring dreams and aspiring nightmares
Most of us live free but a majority of us are forced to hide in fear

Shamed to feel love and passion for another of the same gender
Forgive the repeating hypocrites but damn the unnatural sinners

There are religious beliefs that are never unwritten
Prayers are louder than bombs exploding and buildings crashing
From generation to generation so it's never forgotten
Hear the unsung hymn of the priests reaping young innocence
Through the streets- Drugs are dealt and gunshots are heard
Wealth and occupations can be very scarce
In our homes- Families are torn apart because addictions got worse
A fix is a gift and withdrawals are a curse

In this life- We want to believe that some things can be pure
Just to give us a sense of comfort
In this strife- All resolves have their morals to endure
For we all are born to smile and to suffer
Violence and harmony never really change
Because the spoils of war guide thy fate
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FeathersOfFlame Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is awesome!
SurvivingNights Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
I'm so glad you were able to find this to your liking.
BlackCatWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
May I use this and sing it? I'll credit you.
SurvivingNights Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course you can. And feel free to change anything around to make it sound/flow better.
BlackCatWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
soulreaper2000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its a great poem, i love the imagery and heart felt emotions. I think that as we get older and see the world we start to realize the many things you have said. I really like your poem, its great.
SurvivingNights Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much.

I was so close to just not posting this one. I feel as if it's too controversial.
MikaDiva Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow! Nice poem :D
SurvivingNights Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. <3
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