The descent into
Chaos: Fades away
The law and order.
Fades away social
Norms; Fades away
Courtesy, dignity and
Brotherhood. Enter
Instinct; Enter desperation,
Enter senseless acts
Exercised with ease.
Under the right
Conditions all man
Is relegated to back
To animals bent on
Violence fueled by
Rage and concerned
Only with self. Survival.
Set the conditions and
Those from all walks –
From Yale to Yarmouk –
We all will kill the same.

About anotherwarriorpoet

Mathew Bocian served as a Captain in the United States Army with the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Mosul and Tal'Afar in 2004 - 2005, and to Baghdad for The Surge in 2007 - 2008. He left the Army in 2012 and now uses his poetry as a way to heal from the traumas of war, while attempting to express to readers the realities of war. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and holds a master's from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
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