Unholy Music

mindlovemiserysmenagerie B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Bop
And I’d like to add three words to be used inside the poem:  lost – men – crisp.
“It’s not totally dissimilar to a sonnet … it consists of three un-rhymed stanzas with a repeated refrain after each stanza.

The first stanza is dedicated to the statement of a problem and it is 6 lines long.
The second stanza is dedicated to the elaboration of the problem and it is 8 lines long.
The third stanza is dedicated to the possible solution of the problem and it is also 6 lines long.

The air is crisp and cold
and strangely quiet
after the barrage
of blasts and booms
and rat-a-tat-tat
like sticks on a drum…

unholy music to my ears.

Here and there
men lie in eternal dreams
of love, life, laughter
that they will never know again
uniforms of different styles
ruffle in a cold bleak wind
that whistles a dirge…

unholy music to my ears.

Lost. Lost. All that’s lost
and the gain so fleeting
for war will come again
again we’ll hear cheers
and a Bugle Call Rag
songs of war…

unholy music to my ears.

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3 responses to “Unholy Music

  1. This is a very moving deep poem, I really appreciate that you expressed these thoughts in the Bop. Thanks for linking in.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. Well done!

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  3. I felt a part of this unsettling poem.

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