Far and near

Far and near


Far

The darkened clouds now race back in
All daylight leaves the plain
For twenty years of promises
Forgot amidst the pain

The bombs and bullets scream out loud
The government now gone
For twenty years of promises
Seem like the cruellest con

The women hide behind the blue
The children question why
For twenty years of promises
Turned out to be a lie

Near

They sit and stare beneath the sun
They fret for yesterdays
For twenty years of promises
Now tarnish all the praise

They stare at medals on the side
Reflect on friends they’ve lost
For twenty years of promises
They can’t forget the cost

The fast descent to inner gloom
Not much to catch the fall
For twenty years of promises
Had sadly meant fuck all


©KarlTearney