Olive Branch Optimism
what a wonderful world...
Friday, April 14, 2006
A fly on the wall
A Fly on the wall
(explosions in the street)

There’s a boom!
There’s a smash.
The man falls.

There is glass.
There is screaming.
The man bleeds.

There was TV.
There was couch.
The man cries.

There was son.
There was daughter.
Both died.

TV playing,
in the front room.
The front window,
the mans wife.

Their children.
A bomb.
The glass window.
The man’s life.

By [olivebranch]
(inspired by riverbend)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The Weary Man
The Weary Man

The weary man sits outside his house,
a newspaper spread across his lap.
In the background sounds a radio,
as he awaits the latest news.

He's barely 30- yet he's all alone.
Everyone left him years ago.
Yet noise comes from the telephone,
so he jumps up and runs to answer.

It's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,
no phone call- he's all alone.

He sits back down again,
as he reads the news he cries.
He wonders will they ever learn,
before the last man dies?

The war still rages and his insides burn-
and he jumps up confused and angry:
the telephone rings again.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
the struggle to be sane.
A voice comes from the driveway,
his daughters excited tone!

He wins the fight for sanity because,
he has family. He's not alone.

By [olivebranch] 11/04/06