A Peace of My Mind

A Peace of My Mind

A Poem by LovingJoy
"

Saturday night. No money, as ever. Freezing outside. What to do. Write a poem. Cuddle a cat. See my ignorance. Love is the only essential weapon.

"

Not null.


Divided we argue the toss,

so divided we'll drown bitterly,

all the precious time being lost,

each glories their particular misery,

one-sided views fired from ivory towers,

everyone pushing their predilect cause,

brandishing swords and trampling flowers,

pig-headed intolerance leads to arguments onto wars.

Dialogue is not a happy wedding bed of roses,

differences of opinion will never go away,

stuck in their rut some refuse to notice,

too busy to listen whilst having their say,

I don't much like your values,

you have no time for mine -

What do you suggest we do?

We are running out of precious time.

Let's just see the world as a family meal,

where half hate each other's guts over wine,

another quarter value the chance to heal,

while the last quarter have axes to grind,

few are at ease and we'll never be so,

you can read the stories in everyone's eyes,

the air is tense and could easily blow,

all we can do is discuss and be civilised,

nothing gets ironed out saying "us and them",

nothing is solved by anger and barbed wire,

we all suck is something vital to accept,

we won't put out the fires with more fires,

symptoms matter and need urgent treatment,

but the root of the problems most of all,

with every silly spat we become further weakened,

divided we argue the toss and divided we fall.


Not null.



Not null.

© 2013 LovingJoy


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Would it ever be possible to come to a common conclusion about the various differences in the world's many cultures? I doubt it, and giving in to those who despise you for the sake of peace can only end badly.
Think Chamberlain at Munich - 'Peace in our time!' We in the so-called civilised West seem to have come to the conclusion that all people are the same, that if we only continue to show goodwill towards our fellow man, eventually they will be won over and put their hostility aside, so we can all link arms and sing Kumbaya. Not going to happen. Turning the other cheek is now seen as weakness, each instance an opportunity to further denigrate our culture. As long as there are developed and developing countries, haves and have-nots, there will be bitter resentment from the latter. The greater the world's population swells, the more we become like Lemmings, rushing towards the inevitable cliff.
You make many valid points in your poem, but they stem from a hopeful view of the world and its peoples, one that I don't share. History teaches us one thing, and that is that mankind has always solved its problems at the cutting edge by going to war. The price that we pay next time may well be too much to bear.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daniel Sala

7 Years Ago

Thanks for the sincere and objective appraisal, David; feet on ground are better than heads in cloud.. read more
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Mixed up you split personalities again you? lol
Daniel Sala

7 Years Ago

Exactly, don't know who is less pleasant, me or me...!



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I like the story behind the poem, we all long for peace, but there are to many wars in this world. Also nice picture at the end

Sincerely Panda

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LovingJoy

7 Years Ago

Hi, thanks for reading the poem and your pleasant comments - you are right, there are wars of all ki.. read more
☾Panda☽

7 Years Ago

Thank you for answering back and I agree with you
There should be no us and them there should only be we all together.People need to accept each other this is the only way we can ever evolve as a species me thinks:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Would it ever be possible to come to a common conclusion about the various differences in the world's many cultures? I doubt it, and giving in to those who despise you for the sake of peace can only end badly.
Think Chamberlain at Munich - 'Peace in our time!' We in the so-called civilised West seem to have come to the conclusion that all people are the same, that if we only continue to show goodwill towards our fellow man, eventually they will be won over and put their hostility aside, so we can all link arms and sing Kumbaya. Not going to happen. Turning the other cheek is now seen as weakness, each instance an opportunity to further denigrate our culture. As long as there are developed and developing countries, haves and have-nots, there will be bitter resentment from the latter. The greater the world's population swells, the more we become like Lemmings, rushing towards the inevitable cliff.
You make many valid points in your poem, but they stem from a hopeful view of the world and its peoples, one that I don't share. History teaches us one thing, and that is that mankind has always solved its problems at the cutting edge by going to war. The price that we pay next time may well be too much to bear.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daniel Sala

7 Years Ago

Thanks for the sincere and objective appraisal, David; feet on ground are better than heads in cloud.. read more
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Mixed up you split personalities again you? lol
Daniel Sala

7 Years Ago

Exactly, don't know who is less pleasant, me or me...!

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Added on November 24, 2013
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