Peace Is Overrated

Poem By Lenore Lee

A land of peace is overrated.
The dream of it is seriously out-dated,
Because peace is truly non-existent
The dream of it is only ever lent

There will always be someone who'll fight,
That someone will always believe they're doing right.
There are different reasons for it all,
Such as self-defence, pride or just being poor.

If you were living in poverty with a family to feed,
Would you not fight to steal what you need?
If your country was invaded by power-hungry politicians,
Would you not fight to save your home's position?

It is human nature to fight,
To defend what they believe is right.
The only way to discontinue this,
Is pretend that nothing is amiss.

To do as told and not fight back,
To never act out of whack,
To be controlled like mindless slaves,
And to keep our thoughts locked in caves.

Humans have free will,
In the end they'll always get their fill,
Of freedom, that's just the way we are,
And that's the way I'd prefer it by far.

Comments about Peace Is Overrated

It is hard when one finally realises that just sitting back, whilst someone slaps you around the chops or takes what is yours, that if you just sit back and accept (you gain nothing) no self respect. If people ramble on about peace (and don't get me wrong) I prefer peace any day but if someone invades your country or home, do we just invite them in and offer a cup a cha? Nah... So I make you totally spot on! ! This is a great piece which evokes emotions (certainly got me at it!) lol thanks for sharing Karen
A very good poem, with which I would concur, although a world of peace would be nice.
a fantastic work, well said and well pictured poem, i like it.
Conflict pollutes the soul of man. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 35 million. There were over 15 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. Over 60 million people were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population. The tables below give a detailed country-by-country count of human losses. http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties 180 million people died in conflict in the 20th century. Think Again: War - World peace could be closer than you think. By JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN a provocative article. http: //www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/08/15/think_again_war No 1 war has ever prevented another war. War begets War. WW1 was called the War to end all Wars. This is because it was so horrific and ghastly that people believed that humanity would never want to endure such a thing again. Self defence is not a justification for war. In the developed world most people, thankfully, have no personal experience of the loss, horror and privations of war. In civilised and privileged developed countries the state supports families during periods of hardship and therefore stealing unnecessary contributing to a stable society. Conflict pollutes the soul of man. We will win a brotherhood and sisterhood for humanity, but it will be through peace. As One. As the prophetic words of John Lennon said – Give peace a chance.
1.To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2.A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; 3.A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4.A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5.A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6.A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7.A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8.A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season) , often abbreviated to Turn! Turn! Turn! , is a song adapted entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible (with the exception of the last line) and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959. Seeger waited until 1962 to record his own version of it, releasing the song on his The Bitter and the Sweet album on Columbia Records.[1] The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was covered by the American folk rock band The Byrds, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #26 on the UK Singles Chart. Many biblical scholars believe that Ecclesiastes 1: 1 implies King Solomon (born c.1011 BC) as the book's author, but regardless of its precise origins, from Wikipedia http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn! _Turn! _Turn! #Lyrics_and_title viewed 25 February 2012. A classic set of concepts well discussed in your poem.


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