Monday, September 8, 2014

War of the Shoe-Strings

If you tripped over
a shoe-string
would you go to war,
even if this caused
an ignominious tumble?

Lives have been
risked for less. 

Imagine war conducted 
on a principle
not involving loss of life,
battles fought, perhaps,
with drums.

We’d sell our spears and guns
for use as hop-poles,
use our swords as scythes, 
and hear our vast tracts 
of land resound with 

Found poem by Mary Bast
Source: Beyond the Looking Glass: Extraordinary Works of Fairy Tale and Fantasy)

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