The Answer Is Never

I wasn’t born without feelings
They completely disappeared
Lost now in the ruins
Of a cult I once feared
Surrounded by resistance
They’re armed only with the truth
I enjoy ending their lives
Especially the ones in their youth

Patrolling the rubble and desolation
Looking for fresh targets to snipe
Passing the time by mocking the oppressed
Dismissing their legitimate gripe
Blocking their path to independence
Seizing more and more of their land
Destroying their places of residence
Crushing them where they stand

Nearly a century of terror
Hasn’t brought me salvation
But I have become a master
Of dehumanization
Their spirits are not broken
Their will stronger than ever
Will they be conquered?
The answer is never

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, January 3, 2016
6:04 p.m.

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  1. Will they be conquered?
    The answer is never

    The answer “never” makes more sense if the question is “When will they be conquered?”

    Also scans better.


    Will they be conquered?
    The answer is no.

  2. […] per usual around here, politics was a frequent theme for my poetry.  The Answer Is Never was written from the point of view of an Apartheid Israel military official.  American Gulag rails […]

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