Give Me War

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Give Me War
by John Carter

(From a time before man, this represents a conversation between Lucifer and God, with thanks to C.S. Lewis, T.S. Elliot and Lucille Clifton.)

give me war
the death of children
and the lust for power

let them sit in judgment of each other
claiming to know Your mind

give me these
and i will show you fear in a handful of dust


                                                                                            I give you nothing
except what I take from them

the long view

they will be as children

                                                                                            and the cost of their independence
                                                                                            will be you

that is all
i need

let it begin.