Mark I. Kirkmeyer

THE CONFLICT OF EVIL

The soldiers come home
To the place they love to roam
None think what they had been through
None know what it will do
The conflict of evil actions

War is not a state of honor or good
Though claimed for the greater good
Soldiers kill God’s sentient creatures
Justified by the laws of nature
The conflict of evil actions

The mind struggles with notions of good
While viewing memories battlefield crude
The mind overloads what can’t be
Causing symptoms of PTSD
The conflict of evil actions

Submitted for the June 2006 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Evil