Engines of Despair

Jerry Fielden 2015 SOCAN

 

Another morning rises
Showing devastation
Multiplying crises
Nation fighting nation
Livid terrain devoid of life
Cement and steel remains
Treaties denied and trampled
Solitude's wares oft-sampled
Tricks and illusions, the jester plays dice
Harsh radiation, a fool's paradise
Livid terrain devoid of life
Cement and steel remains
Barbed wire fences and guards with no soul
Sickness is rife and death's on a roll

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Engines of despair ride on
Aimless in their circling voids
V twins like a murder of crows
No humans left just the grinning droids
Engines of despair ride on
Aimless in their circling voids
V twins like a murder of crows
No humans left just the grinning droids




An afternoon in the blazing sun
Cheering a war that no man won
Blame passed around but no one to hear
Vivid colours and mutating fear
Livid terrain devoid of life
Cement and steel remains
Tricks and illusions, the jester plays dice
Harsh radiation, a fool's paradise


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Barbed wire fences and guards with no soul
Sickness is rife and death's on a roll