Bobbie Troy

A Different War

is it
a different war
because the bombs
are under bellies
and executions
are not always at dawn?

is it
a different war
because the enemy
can be our neighbor
with the same daily routines?

is it
a different war
because the sun shines
behind the guns
as the masks portend
certain death?

is it
a different war
because the hate and the anger
are spread universally
and equally
across all who are not
of the radical state of Islam?

is it
a different war?

 

Loyalty
By Bobbie Troy

we can be loyal
to a cause
to a person
to an ideal
but the hindrance comes
when the big picture
is not seen
and loyalty blinds us
to ignorance
to faults
to deceit
as if we were looking
through the eye slits
of a medieval helmet.

 

There Must Be a Moment
By Bobbie Troy

there must be a moment
between life and death
when we are nothing
or everything
as we leave one reality
and enter another

there must be a moment
between life and death
but how will we know it?

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About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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2 Responses to Bobbie Troy

  1. Bobby, these are deep and thought provoking…and succinct…. I enjoyed them…

  2. Roberta Troy says:

    Thanks, Judith! Good to hear from you.

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