Archive for war


Posted in Tanka with tags , on March 18, 2014 by lengesinski

Churchill Woods 0623 007



again-winds of war

vitriol-war is our way 

fingers point-blind stares

forces gather- lines to cross

innocent blood-soon will spill


Tanka03182014A©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved


Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , on September 9, 2013 by lengesinski



hired dogs of war

political talking heads  

with hardened fingers

pointing across seas

to far-off lands

picking riddled sides

haunting precarious futures

sending tomorrow’s children

while fevered rumors

and blistering chants

languages of war

ratcheting up again

settling  widening differences

with more death, malice, and destruction

trading rocks and stones

of centuries past

for all of the

missiles and bullets

of a warped modern day


so soon













2013©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(09/08/2013)


Posted in Senryu with tags , , on September 4, 2013 by lengesinski

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mumbles chants murmurings

wringing  hands

furrowed brows

small dirty word



Senryu09032013©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(09/03/2013)


Posted in Senryu with tags , , on August 29, 2013 by lengesinski

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murmurs dark rumblings

genocidal maniacs

war mongers dark glee


Senryu08292013©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(08/29/2013)


Posted in Haiku with tags , , , , on April 9, 2013 by lengesinski



Distant Words of War

Annihilation Promised

Bluster Inflates Self


Haiku04082013©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(04/08/2013)

Effluvium(Only the Mad Dance On….)

Posted in Free Verse Poetry, Stream of Conciousness with tags , , on March 20, 2013 by lengesinski

Fog 043

Fog 043 (Photo credit: Michael Kappel)

Effluvium(Only the Mad Dance On….)




the shadows danced slowly  

in wild drunken circles

as  leagues of dented saints

petition in pained voices  

in pained contrapuntal descant 

martyred hearts petitioned

to heedless deities

of places both far and imagined

lynxed couriers

only in waiting

of delivering

coded messages

ever enigmatic and blurred

anathemic languages of war  

while phalanxed regiments  

hidden in faint gloamings

stalemated in waitings

the sides frozen

in perpetuity

as centuries accumulate


Effluvium(Only the Mad Dance On….)©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(03/20/2013)

The Pacifist’s Dreams and Visions(Ennui)

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , on January 22, 2013 by lengesinski

The Pacifist’s Dreams and Visions(Ennui)

Death’s Spectre, I’ll Follow Not,

Thy Foul Shadow’s Jagged Course

–Through  Mazed  Theatres,

Wars of Past and of the Stark Future.

The Fevered Jingoism Never has Never had an Allure

Outright Rejected, a Corruptive Influence,

So Many a Warped Vision

May Fouling Stench of Rotting Flesh of the Fallen,

Besmirch Those Battlers Partaking of  the Putrefactive Nectar

….Solitary Ambivalence,

A Nullifying Counterpoint to Your Angried Call To Arms

Let The Rhetoric Build,  Deaf Ears Turned in Defference

I’ll Know No War


The Pacifist’s Dreams and Visions(Ennui)©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(11/13/2012)

Course of Engagement

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by lengesinski

CSS "alala" 14

CSS “alala” 14 (Photo credit: samarskaya)

English: Helmeted young warrior, so-called Are...

English: Helmeted young warrior, so-called Ares. Roman copy from a Greek original—this is a plaster replica, the original is now stored in the Museum of the Villa. Canope at the Villa Adriana in Tivoli. Français : Jeune guerrier casqué, traditionnellement identifié comme Arès. Copie romaine d’un original grec ; il s’agit ici d’une réplique, l’original étant conservé au musée de la Villa. Canope de la villa Adriana, près de Tivoli. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Ares Borghese

The Ares Borghese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Patch for My Bag

New Patch for My Bag

Course of Engagement


Battleline Drawn in the Fields of Dust

To Be Fought Over the Decaying Corpse of Broken Ideals,

and Fallacies of the Blind and Stupid.

Unbendingand Intolerant Religiosity and Not-so-Well Hidden Prejudices,

The New Patches and Badges

That Decorate a Side of Combatants

The Battlecalls Trail into Fading Echoes of Warped Fantasies

That Were Never Meant to be.

Bow to a New Looking Flag,

Ignoring What the Old Paradigm Supposedly Once Stood for.


Stomping of Feet Quicken , the Clapping of Hands and Chanting Implore


As Ares, Alala, and Androktasiai Look On with Pride and Smile……


Course of Engagement©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(10/24/2012)

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