No Reason – Day XXIX – NaPoWriMo 2014

One by one they fell
As the wind struck its death knell
Men of honor and pride
Their sabers by their side

As each did breathe their last
As each’s time did pass
The grass was painted crimson
As each escaped their flesh toned prison

In an instant high above
Past both hate or love
Seeing as if in a dream
The world they once did teem

And knew none which or why
Side they took in this lie
This pointless endeavor
To divide, to sever

For now they were no colors
No us, no others
There was but the light
And no longer reason to fight

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Little Jack Scorner

Little Jack has an elder brother
Little Jack hates him very much
He fights with him
He mocks him
He refutes any attempt at camaraderie

But Little Jack’s brother doesn’t hate him
No. He loves him very much
He knows he has made mistakes
But he tries very hard
It isn’t easy

Little Jack was unhappy
His father didn’t listen to him
He felt trapped
So Little Jack’s brother stood up for him
He argued and he spoke back
He and his mother changed Little Jack’s father’s mind

Now Little Jack does what he wants
He has a nice house
And great new friends
And he lives in a beautiful far away land

But Little Jack is still unhappy
He is still angry
He still fights and spits venom
He alienates and offends

It isn’t easy
To reach out to someone who refuses to be reached
To help someone who doesn’t want to be helped
It isn’t easy

Little Jack’s brother doesn’t know what to do
But he still loves him very much