Give me the EU no more war! – a poem

Give me the EU no more war!

 

My Dad fought in Italy against the fascist scum.

My Grandad fought in Germany against the rampant Hun.

Down the rungs of history the bloody carnage reigns.

Never a generation is free of nationalistic pains.

 

Countless sons and whole families

Have been thrown upon the pyre

Of nationalistic madness, greed

And the building of Empire.

 

Now we have industrial slaughter

With which to swallow cities.

Mass murder by the millions

Wipe out whole communities.

 

So give me the EU and no more war!

And give me the UN too!

I want us talking, economically connected;

I want some social glue!

 

No more violence and misery

As the psychopaths take control.

A future of peace and love

That keeps our cities whole!

 

We build them up. We knock them down.

And terrorise the population!

No more mutilation and madness!

Let’s build a global nation!

 

So give me the EU and no more war!

And give me the UN too!

I want us talking, economically connected;

I want some social glue!

 

Opher – 20.5.2019

 

 

I’m so lucky – the first generation not to be sacrificed in some stupid geopolitical struggle. That’s just how I want it for my children and grandchildren and great grandchildren too!

We have short memories.

After the terror of the first and second world wars we swore it would never happen again. We put together the United Nations, built up the European Union and created NATO.

Now mad nationalists have risen up again and are trying to tear these institutions down.

The fascists are on the attack! Time to fight back!

These institutions have kept the peace for over seventy years! They need to be stronger – not pulled apart!

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