Sunday, 2 November 2014

War Games

Sticks and stones
will break my bones 
childhood games
toy soldiers
in miniature forests

Where anything is possible

a tulip for a gun
a leaf bayonet 

Cowards become heroes
and heroes win the day 
But when
reality bites
a game no longer
the garden becomes a battlefield
the toy soldier becomes a man

Fighting for his life

in a war

where there are no winners

Written for Magpie Tales #Mag 244 - Tess provides the image, we the story