Cataclysmic Casualties

One man’s greed, another’s selfishness
One ruler’s goal, an opposition’s fear
One governor’s pride, an emperor’s arrogance
One militia’s cause, a dictator’s vexation
One government’s stubbornness, a rebel’s frustration

Everyone’s ego, nobody’s compromise

One monarch’s strength, a prime minister’s power
One president’s deception, a people’s gullibility
One tyrant’s atrocities, a despot’s wickedness
One man’s pushed too far
Another has had it “up to here!”
And soon, all too soon
All hell’s let loose:

Crises. Propaganda. Panicky pandemonium
Slaughters, murders, massacres
Arson, assassinations, assaults
Lootings, killings, carnage
Guns, shells, grenades
Artillery explosions, ballistic conflagrations
Total obliteration, evil extreme

Even the dreaded mushroom cloud

Destruction, death, decay
Neither to the one, nor to the other
But to millions of other ones
Of the elitist intent they are oblivious
But are soon blown into oblivion:
Cataclysmic Casualties

31358_KU_associate_ads_300x250Everything is lost, gone too soon
Peoples, civilizations
Cities, towns, whole villages
Family, friends
Career and assets
Years of toil now brought to naught
Life’s essence now great as an ant
Due to one man’s greed
And another’s selfishness
One ruler’s goal, an opposition’s fear
One governor’s pride…

Copyright © KC Samm

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