change what needs to be changed…

change what needs to be changed

a simple question
given all the wars on earth
how do we decide
whose freedom we should defend
sovereignty of a nation
or financial benefit
does the formula
include variables of race
or religious creed
are atrocities factors
number of unborn children
murdered in their mother’s womb
whatever is used
seems rather ineffective
given all the deaths
or perhaps no one’s listening
unable to hear beneath
the rubble of self-interest

immorality…

when we reveal truths
we’re told it’s just too graphic
it may harm someone
that has already been done
ask the victims of war crimes
but their voices have been silenced

existence becomes nothingness…

existence becomes nothingness

breaths become labor
eyes empty of joy’s last tears
fears with each heartbeat
the cloth of humanity
torn away by war has left
us all ignored naked beasts
lost in the darkness of life

 

 

mankind…

mankind

we are dead stardust
catastrophic remnants
orphans of the universe
perhaps that explains
our inhuman behaviors

a familiar conversation…

a familiar conversation

geo-politicos
sit in up-scale
coffee shops
discussing the impact
of
current events
on the economy
while
in gaza
they bury children
from indiscriminate bombing
no discussion of
war crimes
malaysian airliner
shot from the sky
described in the press
as a
crash
scores died
no
discussion
of
war crimes
one person
brings up
that time when
a Soviet jet fighter
killed a us congressman
that was
a korean airliner
as he recalls
also
shot down
with hundreds
murdered
no discussion
of
war crimes
but
the conversation turns
to
how criminal
it was
to
charge
for
cold bagels
when
served
late