SabreLi

When Cultures Clash

It was the end of the world when Ares met Mars
Supposed to be counterparts, brothers in arms
But on opposing sides they stood
Couldn’t see eye to eye
And instead of stemming the blood
Each took an eye for an eye
Until in time the whole world went blind

The sword attacked and the spear struck back
But that’s what happens when cultures clash

When cultures collide
With anger and hatred it starts to divide
But nobody wins, cos the dead look the same on both sides

It was the mother of all storms when Jupiter met Zeus
There could have been a deuce; could have called a truce
But each wanted more and more
The two as black as thunder
And instead of stopping the war
Each stole the other’s thunder
Until in time the whole world went under

The thunder attacked and the lightning struck back
But that’s what happens when cultures clash

When cultures collide
With anger and hatred it starts to divide
But nobody wins, cos the dead look the same on both sides

The underworld shook when the earth caved in
Pluto and Hades together couldn’t take us all in
We didn’t see when being heartless
In wanting the best of both worlds
That the second of the two would be darkness
And together the weight of the worlds
Would send us crashing down to Tartarus

The rivers overflowed and the fires turned to ash
But that’s what happens when cultures clash

Comments1

  • isituorme

    Wow I like this ,goes to show how things have alway been the same but this is one good piece of work it puts so many images in mind of epic scenes ,fantastic and so well written .

    • SabreLi

      Thank you! I have been wanting to write a piece about current affairs but in a fantasy style for a while. This relates to all the wars we are facing over relatively trivial matters. Thanks for your comment 🙂 xx



    To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.