A prelude to wealth

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These fields were never greener

than when puddled bloody red,

when the rise of revolution

woke an empire from her bed.


When she revelled in her treachery

and dashed her children's hope,

snapping reasoned voices quiet,

to swing beneath a rope.


Her account was never heaving

in the days when men agreed,

when the peace that they believed in

was suppression to her greed.


Now the shackles all are broken

the dogs of war are loose,

the vaults again are open

and the heads are in the noose.


GreedHappy NY.War

◄ The March to Waterloo

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Travis Brow

Thu 5th Jan 2017 12:22

This is excellent David, particularly the first and final verses.

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 30th Dec 2016 20:56

Thanks Ray,

Its a cycle which is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, that's my belief anyway.

Maybe when something critical to our existence on this planet is staring us directly in the face we may draw back, or even then maybe not.

I have read theories about previous civilisation on other planets reaching a level of advancement beyond which they cannot progress, mainly because they have not evolved their intelligence or emotional capacities to cope with their technological advancements. It doesn't seem beyond possibility to me.


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Thu 29th Dec 2016 22:31

A sort of deja vu of earlier inevitable disasters caused simply by the excesses of human nature and the desire to suppress and enslave - a backward step in evolution, and yet it all seems cyclical. Keep on dancing!
If you consider the actual monetary cost to nations of wars that in itself should be a deterrent, for many debts had to be ultimately written off. With the benefit of hindsight....


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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 29th Dec 2016 11:23

Thanks Paul,

Although I have used an image of the US Dollar, the piece is primarily about our United Kingdom. Admittedly it is easily transposed upon the USA's current state of flux.

As ever interpretation is all important and wholly within the domain of the reader, rightfully so.

Who knows what might happen, I predict a usual cycle of historically proven events will ensue.

Thanks for your reading and comments.


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Paul Waring

Thu 29th Dec 2016 11:12

Hi David, really interesting piece that (for me), eloquently describes Trump's emergence and the worrying spectre of what might happen next. Heaven help us...! Paul

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