Don’t you know me?
For eons you have glorified me.
Thrust you sons and daughters at my feet.
Your cemeteries.
your hospitals,
your streets
are overflowing with what I send back.

I am a vile, putrid, stinking god,
who feasts on your fears. I give victory to the merciless, craven and greedy,
not the wise, gifted or righteous.

I shatter your families,
widow your lovers,
orphan your babies.

I neither build nor create.
I demolish your cities.
And all that is beautiful
disappears in my wake.

Yet you…
You continue to worship me,
celebrate me,
parade me,
Gaily throwing all of your wealth
into my all-consuming pyre.

I am WAR!
Damn you. Look at me!!