For something more than love

For something more than love

A Poem by Jack...
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"Make love not war"

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For something more than love

by jack

 

Trenches dug, a mile deep

My body it is sore

Firm against the lies that seep

Beneath the sliding door

 

Crevices of mounting hate

Stand the borderline

Quietly I sit and wait

A distant church bell chimes

 

Thunder falls from every cloud

Children run and hide

Barricades inform the crowd

To walk the other side

 

Sticks and stones and broken bones

Phrases fired back

Insults from the words have grown

Now arming the attack

 

Strangers in the circus tent

Clowns to fill the car

Popcorn quotes, the need to vent

This now has gone too far

 

Raise the flag, your colored choice

Wave it high above

Think before you use your voice

For something more than love


© 2013 Jack...



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Jack...
Thank you for reading

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"Think before you use your voice..." profound and this write is so incredibly important and we all need to understand the price of war is far greater than a monetary price tag. This is a very important topic at a critical time in our world; make love not war is a mantra we ought to consider chanting! Brilliant...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much my dear sweet Veronica. This I believe is how we should all think, everyday.
Veronica Chandler

4 Years Ago

Amen!
This is a very inspirational piece and I agree with everything you said. People can be hurtful and mean to another person without really thinking will it affect the person they're speaking to. People just lost their compassion, I guess. They no longer care about the feelings of others. More people should think like this. Wonderfully put as usual, Jack. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


"Raise the flag, your colored choice

Wave it high above

Think before you use your voice

For something more than love"
This is a very inspirational piece Mr. Ivy for I really enjoyed it . May your voice echo to the four corners of the earth...
The ending is so nice too...:)


Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much my friend.
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

My pleasure Jack. Keep this site alive please with your great work...:)
Jack this is a good message. Maybe I should do something like it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much Marie.
I loved the message this write sent to us. It was really well written, amazing work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you so very much
Jack my darling, you've managed to make even the colest of hearts warm , well done, good read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much
Bravo! Well written and with a clear, positive message :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much my friend.
Excellent. You've put it all into perspective quite nicely Jack. And on such short notice too.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Wow, thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your kind comments.
Relic

4 Years Ago

No problem.
"This now has gone too far"

Two approaches of looking at things are, using your own interests and desires as spectacles. Or looking at things neutrally with a constructive approach. Unfortunately, the first approach is more common which has made this world a circus.
Really beautifully with amazing imagery and superb usage of words. 100/100 I'd say.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jack...

4 Years Ago

Thank you so very much. I really appreciate your kind words.

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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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