Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8 - Little Wars


Little Wars
Plastic soldiers ranked in rows
  Banners waving in the plastic breezes
March across the coffee table
  Doing as their commander pleases.

Sturdy young men in plastic helmets
  Numbered, gaudy, craftily played
Moved about a striped field
  Executing plans that someone made

Plastic men in gray wool suits
  Alike with ties and shiny shoes
Arrayed in cubicles row on row
  Obedient to the don'ts and does.

Gray men with plastic teeth
  Wear any ugly clothes they want
From the little wars retired
  None to say, "You may. You can't."

© 2014 by Tom King

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