The passing of peaceA Poem by Jeremy Baker
Peace must die, a sacrificial lamb.
Our way of life is worth too much, in profit terms, to allow for peace to reign. Unused weapons are useless weapons - their cost too great to display in some museum, to become just a memory.
They killed Christ, they killed Ghandi, and all we can do now is sing along to Lennon as we watch the war on TV.
Peace cannot be allowed to break out.
Peace is worth fighting for, the way Orwell foretold, except today it is via remote control and an iPod. How else can we re-elect presidents and balance the books, if not the budget?
© 2012 Jeremy Baker
Added on January 20, 2012
Last Updated on January 24, 2012
Busselton, South West, Australia
AboutI'm a former English & Literature teacher who has always enjoyed the magic, power and simple romance of words well written. My favourite writers include Pablo Neruda, Liam O'Flaherty, Anthony Eaton.. more..
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