Peace & The Casualties Of War!

The people of Earth face many problems
Struggling to make their living and maintain peace.
There are differences in language, faith and race
With misguided hate unwilling to cease.

To solve these problems that plague mankind
Man must strive as never before.
Demanding justice with truth in settling disputes
While recalling with pain, the casualties of war.

War is an emotional release for man
Practiced since the first stones were cast.
Could it be nature's way of thinning the numbers
As the fallen are consumed by the past?

May the future show mercy on all who survive
With their visions of innocence forever lost.
Prayerfully, someday man will cease wagging war
Avoiding through peace it's consequence and cost.

Some have asked why must we study history
It just encourages us to live in the past.
When we forget history we repeat its mistakes
As the outcome of humanity is cast.

When twisted by pursuing all, which is wrong
Our compassion becomes self-serving.
We ‘re tormented by mistrust, suspicion and rage
And our downfall as a human is deserving.

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Comments (8)

Wow..great poem..happy new year
nice poem for the season //////
The first stanza took me straight into a maelstrom. What in the world is happening here? - was my first thought. The punctuation was weird. But it forced me to slow down. Then I find that the thoughts she expresses are really erratic ones. She's stumbling for words: jots what? , ” “I—can’t, ” “Not that, ” “will do.” This stop and go mimics the author's frame of mind. Then she uses the last line of the stanza to make me focus on “Spell slower—Glory.” Huh? Well, the first word of that line, “Spell, ” has two meanings: one being “enchantment” and the other being “speak it out” or “recite it slowly.” Okay. Dickinson is going to make me work at getting into this poem.
New life, dreams, love and world Ever open to you my dear friends! World will be everyone's home and Years of saddest pursuits will be fulfilled! Energy level of all will increase soon and All will come together to do best for all! Right attitude will keep all right ever! Success will be sure to all from now on...!
Very emotional and beautiful narration of the precious life that expresses by the great poet and a good poem.
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