Saturday, September 21, 2013

dVerse: Chaos Rules

dVerse: Poetics ~ Peace




i march to a different beat
knowing regardless of
desire for peace
warmongers are at work
setting up a house of cards
to fall exactly as planned
to create disorder and chaos
in the world
because the rich get richer
when we are at war

images of peace marches
in the sixties
police beating those shouting peace
with clubs
and tossing tear gas
and shoot to kill at Kent State

peace marches for civil rights
end in death and chaos for
the peaceful ones
because hatred trumps peace
as war trumps peace

and while the UN proclaims
a day of peace
they are guilty themselves
of engaging in the
drug and sex slave trade
as shown in The Whistle Blower
so don't dare try to stop
the madness 

peace is a picture 
of a dove and an olive branch
though it may as well be
a black helicopter
dropping sarin gas

 

17 comments:

  1. I agree that there have been a lot of wrongs that have resulted from the seeking of peace & so far there has been no perfect solution for achieving it on a global level. Indeed, sometime that dove and olive branch ARE a bit out of focus. A thought-provoking poem, Maggie.

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  2. ugh...warmongers are at work
    setting up a house of cards
    to fall exactly as planned...that all of this is orchestrated so that the rich keep getting richer...its a sad world in that state...and the war machine def likes the money...always new and better ways to kill ourselves and others...

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    1. Remember in WWII when certain oil and pharmaceutical companies and others were funding the German side too...even to pay for certain experiments in the concentration camps. The rich run the world. Population control is an agenda in a very ugly way. I can't bear to watch what is going on. Thanks for reading, Brian.

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  3. peace is a picture
    of a dove and an olive branch
    though it may as well be
    a black helicopter
    dropping sarin gas...ugh...that helicopter against the dove image...hard hitting... and the card houses.. ugh.. too many things that are hidden behind a smiling facade going on in the world.. scares me..

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  4. Hi Maggie,

    We're singing from pretty much the same hymn sheet here - and it's a tragedy that this is still how things are in the world.

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    1. And it's gotten so much worse. We are a society based on fear instead of pride. Thank you for visiting.

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  5. Tragedies occurs all the time.. and why the voice of reason has to fall for the choice of the less evil of two... the answer is always in between... in the complex and the hard to explain.

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  6. peace is a picture
    of a dove and an olive branch
    though it may as well be
    a black helicopter
    dropping sarin gas


    I so agree - I was going to say more, but you've sort of left me speechless with this poem's truth.

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  7. Peace is a nice picture but if actions, collectively and individually don't promote peace, then its just a pipe dream ~ Sadly its the state of our world today ~

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  8. Powerful piece... what an ending!

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  9. This is powerful, especially about the warmongers busily at work.........so true. I wonder often why the UN is so UNhelpful in global crises.

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    1. I came from a different part of US life...the underbelly. Certain/many well known "helpful" organizations that provide care to other countries and serve our own have hidden agendas. It's sickening. Thank you for reading and commenting, Sherry.

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  10. to create disorder and chaos
    in the world
    because the rich get richer
    when we are at war

    Well said, Maggie! One talks of ideals of peace to be achieved. But it's elusive! One forgets the vested interests who foster conflicts for financial gain! Great take!

    Hank

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  11. And I thought my offering was dark... Very well put.

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  12. Your poem is so honest it almost hurts. It's so sad the absence of peace. Still, keep marching to that different drummer. It's worth it.

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