Aris, the god of war, proclaims that our “Freedom” requires blood, and much more— the lives of those to come that will never know how it feels to drive a car or dance at prom, to wow the crowd with their bright star; no, that star now sinks deep into crimson waters, a senseless sunset sleep for our sons and daughters because guns have become the fetish of our faith, the maxim of “Freedom”, so says the ardent naif who writes laws and defends the instruments of War at all costs as he sends more children to Death’s shore by protecting their god, by protecting the gun, lawmakers overawed by a Constitution writ in times so backwards that the writers owned slaves, the glib-loaded black words like splintered, rotten staves for the gunpowder kegs, for the barrels of blood that drain down to the dregs in a rabies-froth flood.
Sanctimonious fools whose brains keep forgetting the cost of frontier rules and the keen bloodletting, bow to your bloody Lord and forsake the piled dead— kids may die by the sword, but it butters your bread.
Stephen Marshall. Writer, illustrator, layabout. Find him on Amazon, maybe. He has paperback and kindle books listed there. He seems to have a knack for the Romance genre, much to his chagrin. Having pursued Children's literature he is particularly proud of his Children's novel series "Lost And Found", which begins with "Chloe Among The Clover", continues recently with "Stormy Within The Strawberry Patch" and may, in some future potentiality, culminate with "Candice Through The Picket Fence". These are novels for children (including his insistent nephew), but they are also written for adults who are children at heart. His short story collection, "The Eldritch Diaries", centers primarily upon Cosmic Horror and Body Horror, combining Lovecraft's mythos with the motifs of Sigmund Freud. His largest poetry collection, "Broken Crown Kings", contains over two hundred poems and two short novellas concerning the fleeting nature of the world and Man's place within it. Recently he has published a smaller book of poetry concerning Kentucky, Moonshine, and Ghosts called "Moonshine And Spirit Chasers". A much larger collection, entitled '"Nevermore" 99 Rhymes For $0.99' is also available. For those seeking supernatural and folklore, his collection "Weeping Cherry" is available also. The copy in print features original watercolor illustrations.
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