MOAB

Oversized bombs
the latest craze
it's all the rage
from network news
to the front page.

Is this the best
we can
do?
Is this the best
we can
be?

Why have we
taken her name in vain?
Mother… A Bomb?
What has become of a mother’s love?
Mother… the Sustainer
Now the Destroyer
of life.

Massive ordnance dropping to earth
dealing death.
Not Mother’s love.
Not the milk of Mother’s kindness.
No sustenance derived
from the bursting of this bomb.

Talk may be cheap
but bombs are really
fucking expensive.
Every Mother knows that.

So Mother knows:
Madness loosed has no end
No way to pretend
That Love will conquer
When life is left to men.

Leo Farley, Veteran

Leo Farley, Veteran