28th Day Sober

28th Day Sober

By JFarrell

 

 

(“All the people in the world, they have the chance to change things;

But they must think and work and dream,

And break some rules, to change things.

They must change.”   John M Watts of Fischer Z)

 

 

I am still sober on the 28th day,

But with the London Bridge attack, last night,

Forgive my lack of jubilance.

 

I have had to be determined to get to this place; sober,

And I have new determination

To learn Arabic, to destroy this ideology, with poetry.

 

You can’t fight lies with lies;

You can’t fight hate with hate;

So truth and love are the only weapons we have.

 

And WORDS.

And it is words that started this mess,

Since the beginning of time.

 

No god has ever asked MAN to war, fight or hate;

No god ever wrote a book:

Gods make mountains, rain, love.

 

MEN write “these are the words of god”

MEN who want power speak “in the name of god”;

And, please notice I said “MEN” - this is not my hidden sexism poking through;

MEN cause this.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

we can change if for the better

allets's picture

Well Said

"No god ever wrote a book" - bravo!

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If they sent women to war against other women, the weaponry developed would be so treacherous and vicious and psychologically damaging that the wars would be short.



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