Thursday, July 19, 2012

the Consensus by Bob Atkinson

the Consensus
(c)2010 Bob Atkinson


there were not words spoken
while the fire crackled and spat
the men of hard decisions
upon their blankets sat

it was a council of the brave
the warriors who had won
the right to be there by
deft use of their guns

which way was the band to go
was the question they were asked
each was to say his own part
and give nod to what would pass

now, each had in his mind
all his personal objectives
not those of the group
or the needs of relatives

so when the spoken word came out
it was not for the group's good
it was the selfish nature of
each man as he stood

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