POEM: The Lost Heart of Wore

Dave lost his head
On the edge of barbarism
Shariq found his blown to pieces
On the edge of civilization
Savage swordplay and droning videogames
Medieval meets
metes equally
To those dispensing
Aid to enemas
And bad abettors
In gruesome gambols
Where the hows always wins
And the whys are confounded
Weather fatally sored
In phase too phase fair
Or insights of a video chimera
A cross continence
Either weigh
Each respectively
Given the finger
In a speak easy of honor
Wear suits are sir rated
And buttons pressed
United in
Lilliputian tears fill our see
Crescendoing whoppers bound by feared flees
Fooly contempt plated
Wear wee be headed
A long the of wore
Our ultimate objective
Hour final destiny
Only too find ourselves
Naked to
And
All the amour
Of which elicit

This anti- poem was inspired by recent beheadings, which seem to have been very effective in eliciting a spirit of in Team .  Such barbaric acts by our strike at the of our civilized sensibilities, much more than our regular less-than-civilized killings of the occasional enemy and more frequent nearby noncombatants.  U.S. wars have droned on for years.  This has been mostly below the radar of U.S. public and above retaliation by its non-American and un-American victims.  There is little doubt that when theatrical barbarism and video-game inspired warfare meet that will be the big winner.  The losers will be uncountable. The few winners will be unaccountable.

This poem’s title is a take off on the infamous treatise, The of War, by Sun Tzu.  Wearing your is a dangerous thing when the drums of war are beating.  No doubt, the world can be a scary and dangerous place.  Nonetheless, I am convinced that is in much greater danger of losing its than losing its head.  Each of us will be dead some day.  The more important question will be whether our hearts are intact, not our heads.

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