The Syrian process is a serial problem When the disenfranchised Cause a landslide Of historical hatred The key that ignites Business and commerce Wildfire hearts And boiling skin
The harsh outbreak of deadly cholera The blockade of the forceful armada The coalition forces Run wild like horses The bombs keep falling The people cry The engine keeps stalling The car dies
The white phosphorus Brought by the white prosperous Can burn to the bone And wounds can ignite up to three days later But the people of Raqqa Are used to reigniting scars They're used to searing flesh That melts like tar Where this will go No one knows how far Machines must be sustained Hearts will be untamed Lives constantly rearranged
A human rights activist attempts to send a report What he's witnessed in Raqqa Injustices; perceived and objective But Hellfire Turns the Internet cafe Into a senseless violence display The dirt, blood, and bodies Mixed and spread like the art That was ignored to lead to this quagmire
Whether this calamity started At the Melian dialogue Or a market diagram Or a martyr's diatribe What we need now is an m.d. to suture the wounds But who will save us? When noble protectors are blown up And the reigniting scars scorch the hands that heal
Can be found in my self published poetry book “Icy”. https://www.amazon.com/Icy-Andrew-Rueter-ebook/dp/B07VDLZT9Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Icy+Andrew+Rueter&qid=1572980151&sr=8-1
In brittle dark I’m shedding body on your canvas leaving flesh in strokes of boldness; arms are warm, your thighs are hotter from us, burning, as friction seals the picture of sparks embracing ashes painting lust reforging Us
I am wood You are fire -scratch that- You are an exuberant inferno.
There was no doubt in my mind that when I first saw you, I felt the sparks.
When you aproached me, I felt warm, and whenever we talked, I could feel the electricty -scratch that- I could feel the flames.
Then you left, but I was far from help. You set me on fire and then you were gone.
You destroy everyone you meet, leaving nothing but ash and ruin in your path.
The dangerous thing about the chemical reactions in fire is that they are self-perpetuating. The heat of the flame itself keeps the fuel at ignition temperature, so it continues to burn as long as there is oxygen and fuel around it. The flame heats any surrounding fuel which releases gasses, which make the fire spread when ignited.