Christina A. Sharik

SORE SUBJECT

“The Accolade” by E.B. Leighton, 1901
“The Accolade” by E.B. Leighton, 1901
War
as poetry
is a sore subject,
I suppose…

I am not
thrilled with war
myself,
God knows…

But it seems
to be a fact of life ~

it keeps showing up,
causing stress and
strife.

If there were
no wars
and no wounded

I could just
write about
butterflies

and frozen
winter streams.

Alas,
real life’s not like
that…

except in
dreams.