Poetry – War

War.

Down the ages,

                Every race,

                                Every nation,

                                                Every tribe,

Has fought,

                Waged war,

                                And died.

History littered

                With forts,

                                Castles

                                                And citadels.

Graveyards

                Crammed

                                With crosses

                                                And tombs.

Nations bled dry

                By cost

                                Loss

                                                And defence.

Cities burnt,

                Pillaged,

                                Flattened

                                                And destroyed.

People tortured,

                Maimed,

                                Starved

                                                And traumatised.

Madness from a genetic flaw.

Opher 22.1.2022

There is no hope for us as a species. We are all imbued with this lust for violence, this yearning for power and greed for more.

Instead of love we are ensnared in hate, petty tribalism and a sense of superiority. We have to impose our views on others.

There is no hope.

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