Beasts of No Nation

Random thoughts on children confronting war form the basis of this poem.

Russian Warm Angel -Sharpened Banner Path

Beasts of No Nation
by Michael Doyle

In a parliament of owls
It's easy to believe
And to keep busy
Certain only of the war

Dancing now while
We still can
As children in our smile
Life seems a picture show

Where the young are just that
And old men wish they were
Finding junked treasure in imagination
Television comes to rescue the nation

For the price of a few coins
Well spent they say
If only for the prayers of hope
Teaching draws life out

Learning even, they say, more
We do not know what to do
Yet, we find our way to do
Life has its unanswered questions

(c) May 24, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Downtown Indianapolis -  Indiana World War Memorial



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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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