The Project

Millions pray, millions cry, many even die
All for wars to cease and for peace to reign,
And the truth is most people do get along
Just as fine as well-aged wine and would
Gladly dine with one another in harmony;
So who is it that incites violence and war?
Who first tore the delicate fabric of peace?
We need a new lease on life in this world,
And this is the daunting project haunting
And taunting those of us who love to love
And live in serenity with all of humanity;
Ah! But this is quite a feat even as we hear
The drumbeat of the battles to be fought
By those who have been sold and bought
And brought into the service of those who
Will never see the field soaked with blood;
Most of those who have seen the horror
Of war want war no more for they know
How high the price to pay
And will not roll the dice!
Oh, but somebody does . . . who are they?
And how do they hold at bay peace
In our day; how do they block the way?
Ah! How do we go about this, our Project?

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7 thoughts on “The Project

  1. Well crafted and thought provoking. Love it.
    To me, as long as we aren’t able to say ‘let’s agree to disagree and let each other just be’, many more of these beautiful, but sadly true, poems will be written.
    XxX

    1. I really do believe that most of us around the world are willing to just agree to disagree and, as you say, let each other be… I think we’re in the majority! Thank you for your gracious words, and blessings to you!

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