Should I love my IED

That goes off so suddenly

Not hidden underneath,

But for all to openly see?

It’s a love-pain in reverse,

Seldom often under earth,

Hidden horrors underneath,

When strangers plant IEDs.

The victims are living canvases

At the hands of angry “terrorists”

Whose bleeding bleeds through

The paining of others,

But what about their mothers?

The seed that is planted in

Love, lust, joy or hope

Despite life contraries

And love of Jove;

Living succeeds not in killing

With IEDs but from those

That succeed their decaying faiths

And dying fathers.

Legs cut off from the knees

No noses, hands or feet,

Or perfectly intact

Brains forever in

A “new crazy” retreat.

But should I love my IED?

The one that created me

Placed as a seed


In a womb

In hope

Or in lust,

Or wished love;

But when daddy is an IED,

Where the pain is tucked


Where the bomb is loved

From up above

Who then is the terrorist

To love?

Is it daddy, mommy,

Or thee?  

written by Earl Yarington @2019 all rights reserved

Published by EarlY

I have a PhD in literature and criticism and have taught literature, technical, and research writing for over 16 years. I am also a graduate student in social work in my final year. My focus area is with men that suffered past abuse, sex offending against children and with paraphilia. I will also complete my sex therapist certification by next year as well.

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