Age of Jahiliyah

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The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail

How magnificent the war is!

 

How eager

 

and efficient!

 

Early in the morning

 

it wakes up the sirens

 

and dispatches ambulances

 

to various places

 

swings corpses through the air

 

rolls stretchers to the wounded

 

summons rain

 

from the eyes of mothers

 

digs into the earth

 

dislodging many things

 

from under the ruins…

 

Some are lifeless and glistening

 

others are pale and still throbbing…

 

It produces the most questions

 

in the minds of children

 

entertains the gods

 

by shooting fireworks and missiles

 

into the sky

 

sows mines in the fields

 

and reaps punctures and blisters

 

urges families to emigrate

 

stands beside the clergymen

 

as they curse the devil

 

(poor devil, he remains

 

with one hand in the searing fire)…

 

The war continues working, day and night.

 

It inspires tyrants

 

to deliver long speeches

 

awards medals to generals

 

and themes to poets

 

it contributes to the industry

 

of artificial limbs

 

provides food for flies

 

adds pages to the history books

 

achieves equality

 

between killer and killed

 

teaches lovers to write letters

 

accustoms young women to waiting

 

fills the newspapers

 

with articles and pictures

 

builds new houses

 

for the orphans

 

invigorates the coffin makers

 

gives grave diggers

 

a pat on the back

 

and paints a smile on the leader’s face.

 

It works with unparalleled diligence!

 

Yet no one gives it

 

a word of praise.

 

 

 

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