The Gods always seem to be at war with each other.
I see it on TV.
A friend of mine has it on their smart phone as an app.
People walk around or sit all day
staring at their mini-screens or big screens
watching the Gods at war.
Some of them just enjoy the Gods at war.
Others type as fast as their thumbs and fingers can move
either helping the Gods at war keep fighting
or they are busy typing away
thinking they can get the Gods at war to stop fighting . . .
maybe they can.
But the real war, well the real war
all of those people
with or without big screens and mini screens
that the Gods at war are not worth watching.
And the Gods at war are not worth fighting for.
The Gods have fought before.
And only men suffered.
The Gods do not suffer.
They are Gods.
Only men suffer.
Women suffer even more than men.
Are the Gods only at war for us
like the Greeks said they were?
Trying to save us
or from other Gods not quite so benevolent?
Only the Gods would know the answer.
They are Gods.
We are only men and women.
Have we ever asked the Gods
they were at war???
Would they even want us to know
how imperfect their world was?
After all a Universe of Gods where they had to fight each other?
You would think as Gods
since they already knew everything
they would be at peace.
We are the Gods to ants and roaches.
We watch them or
we kill them.
Do we ever try to help them?
They only like to watch us fight.
It’s the only way they know they are safe.
As long as we’re not fighting
hungry over them.
Why are the Gods at war?
f j llorente
July 11 2012
thank you Stephane Mallarme – Poet (1842-1898)
for re-inspiring my visual verse