Candy Land

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Candy Land

Soldiers waging war with flowers
bullets made of candy sours
everything one could devour
messing with their willpower.

All the men had taken vows
but had an urge for candy now-
they missed the posted sign somehow:
Eating Candy Is Not Allowed!

Licorice trees and sugar sand
it was more than they could stand
their bellies filled on enemy land
now, candy fell from useless hands.

The warning sign-a bitter pill
the candy took away free will.
Standing very,
############very,
##################STILL.
Gummy soldiers on the hill.

© Rebecca Sanchez 2014

I originally wrote about this image for Magpie Tales and animated it. Shared with my friends at Poets United on this quiet Sunday.

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16 thoughts on “Candy Land

  1. Aw…May this be true 🙂
    By the way, Bekkie, I used to write to picture prompts at Magpie Tales, though not regularly, but the notifications have stopped a long time ago. Is the site still running?

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  2. This is so adorable but sadly relevant too. I am so fed up with wars that are driven and enjoyed by investors in armament manufacturers (and governments too that want to upset the balance of the world).

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