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Poems (If you like that sort of thing)

Human Nature

Written by Jacob Scott Brothers

 

A thousand silver tongues have all erupted in soliloquies,

Enraged we haven’t stopped to hear them out

But when every word bespoke has but a shadow of sincerity

The truth becomes a raindrop in a drought

 

It’s probably my own fault, after so long I just stopped listening

The desert doesn’t make much room for rain

But something I’ve surmised has made me question my positioning

And now I’ll try my best to re-explain

 

For eras and eons, for years upon years

The sun never darkened its shine

In peace and in war, whether loved or deplored

Not once it asked how we align

 

So why do we choose who to love and to hate

Living life as our own legislature

Always searching for more, always feeling ignored

Well maybe that’s just human nature

 

We squabble over grains of sand in hopes of moving mountains

Our wants are more important than their needs

With syllogism out the door and dissonance abounding

Who do we expect to intercede?

 

Apathy has now become the chosen course of action

Ignorance our shelter from the blame

It’s really no surprise we’re all in search of a distraction

Affliction is the harbinger of shame

 

For eras and eons, for years upon years

The sun’s shared its light with the moon

Its fulfillment achieved when it gave not received

Deeming night as important as noon

 

So why do we choose not to give, but to take

Living life as our own legislature

Always searching for more, always feeling ignored

Well maybe that’s just human nature

 

Who are we to contradict the workings of the world

Or prosper at another man’s expense

Until the dirt we tread is met and mingled with our ashes

Love’s the debt we’re left to recompense

 

For eras and eons, for years upon years

The sun’s been the freest of free

It has no expectations, no need for prostrations

Its nature is only to be

 

So maybe we’re learning to live for ourselves,

With life as its own legislature

We all know that there’s more, so much left to explore

That’s the essence of our human nature

Marching Orders

Written by Jacob Scott Brothers

It started with a rattle and a shake

The pictures on my walls began to quiver and to quake

The siren’s not the starting sound of war

The bombs are all you hear, and they’ll be coming back for more

 

The first thing I could do was send a text

To my brother in Kyiv that I was praying for the best

He told me he was on his way to fight

They left that very morning and they’ll be there by tonight

 

Sons, daughters, spouses, and friends

Turn to orphans and widows on streets

And every night that I should be in bed

I’m staring at one empty seat

 

Who gives out the marching orders?

Who gets to decide?

That waging war and bombing borders

Leaves a winning side

 

My brother’s on the front lines

Cause a man I’ve never met

Was half inclined to mastermind

A hundred thousand deaths

 

It’s been a little longer than a year

By now it’s getting easier to smile through the tears

My brother didn’t make it back alive

There are nights I start to wonder if the worse of us survived

 

I’m off to fight in just a couple days

I can see the tears still running down my mother’s worried face

I wonder if my brother knew he’d die

'Cause as it stands I’m sure that I won’t make it past July

 

The city I knew, the streets that we roamed

Have been turned into rubble and rocks

My mother still prays that her son will come home

And that this time it’s not in a box

Who gives out the marching orders?

Who gets to decide?

That waging war and bombing borders

Leaves a winning side

 

Now I’m on the front lines

Cause a man I’ve never met

Was half inclined to mastermind

Two hundred thousand deaths

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