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Peanut Butter Cures

For words said in anger that you regret the next day, pity-pot monologues to anyone who will listen, words of jealously, envy, discontent that pour out dirtying waters of life, I recommend one large spoonful of peanut butter that glues … Continue reading

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War Never Ends

War does not end with a truce shattered lives missing limbs nightmares and those who do not return keeps it alive forever

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Absurdities of Life

Butterfly beautiful lights upon a flower Bombs explode, killing exists every hour Flowers emerge and hide war’s scars People live in cages of hate Never looking beyond the bars Mother Earth, once so beautiful Now lies ravaged, but not beyond … Continue reading

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The Lonely Soldier

The soldier goes to war with visions of glory, of honorable purpose, courage bolstered by rhetoric. But there comes a moment in battle when he realizes what death really is and he is terrified. There is no adventure to war. … Continue reading

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Can I Do Less?

A young man in a war-torn country starts a group whose goal is world peace. Daily this group face the possibility of death as shots ring out and bombs explode in their neighborhoods. This gallant group works toward peace–not just … Continue reading

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Alive Again

I live in an area of butterflies and humming birds, toucans flashing brightly colored beaks, monkeys in the bamboo, flowers blooming year round. Others live in war-torn cities with facades blown away, children dying of hunger, rivers polluted, fish rotting … Continue reading

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No Repeats

*** Goose step not, my friend Let history not repeat itself Shine the Light of Love

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My Enemy

My enemy has no name, no children to sit on his knee, no garden to tend, no loving wife who prays for him. He is faceless, without eyes from which tears can flow, or a mouth from which to speak … Continue reading

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The Taking Game

Such torment feel I for I take and take, never really feeling satisfied. Longing fills my soul along with a growing sense of shame at my never ending wanting of more. Give me, give me, give me until I am … Continue reading

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Illusions of Peace During War

Why does peace continue to elude mankind? It seems obvious that killing never led to peace. It seems incongruous to have “peace-keeping” soldiers. I also have a hard time with guilt-masking terms like “collateral damage.” Let’s tell it like it … Continue reading

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Good for Business

War is good for business bringing in vast amounts of money. “Follow the money,” to discover who is instigating generations of war. War depopulates an overcrowded Earth, eliminates “eaters,” kills vast numbers of people. Add chemical warfare which introduces diseases … Continue reading

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The Oxymoron of Religious Wars

Ethical values are shared by all faiths. At our core, we are the same–love God, each other and ourselves. So why do we go to war? Religious wars have little to do with religion. Mostly all war is about power … Continue reading

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Child of War

What is it like to be a child living in the terror of war? To constantly fear death, hunger, rape, loss of all that is loved. How does this shape a child, who manages to survive? Will he also make … Continue reading

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War–Option Peace

S enseless                         W aiting T ragic                               A ct O ption           … Continue reading

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My Fault, Too

I forgave you a long ago. Because I know that I was at fault, too. All conflict is multidimensional. I forgave you long ago. Our personal conflicts are microcosms. International conflicts are never settled by war. I forgave you a … Continue reading

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Profits of War

A Muslin praying for a loved on in an attack that left 534 people dead. As the nation once called Yugoslavia collapsed into a deadly maelstrom through the 1990s, the world largely stood mute in the face of unspeakable atrocities: … Continue reading

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Our Heritage to Our Children

What is the heritage we are giving our children? Starvation, sexual abuse, war, beatings, terror How can we go to sleep in our cozy beds knowing there are thousands of children living on the streets, hiding from wars, dying of … Continue reading

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War

Today I would like to share a earlier poem as it speaks truly of the “horror” of war. ******************************************* War is not glorious. There are no heroes. There is only the insanity of killing for greed and power. Body parts … Continue reading

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March Challenge Day 4

Prompt: Politics, Government, Structures of Power Power flows with oil. Politics are deadly games. No one wins at war. *************************** Cloaked Monk Challenge http://cloakedmonk.com/2011/02/27/march-challenge/

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War

War is not glorious. There are no heroes. There is only the insanity of killing for greed and power. Body parts lie scattered on fields of death hands that will never again caress feet that can no longer walk in … Continue reading

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