Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wars

If they ask, I am against war. It is a sad night when the amount of troops will be announced to go and finish a job that cannot be finished by violence. If you are called to go and kill don't go. If a command is given, don't obey. Think for yourself. Sometimes poetry helps you do that: Heal by Fred Schywek in English translation:

what did religion give me
thou shalt not kill
what philosophy
man is measure
what do I give
myself
all freedom

what did the bird take from me
do they finally sleep in winters
on dreams
of moon
and stars
on light
and in the circle
of your senses
the birds
in the winter
do the birds
sing by you on the branch

3 comments:

  1. Here's a poem by Anon.

    War
    No
    More,
    You
    Dirty
    Rotten
    Bastards.

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  2. Here's another:

    Has US
    Capitalism
    Become so
    Warped, so
    Twisted, so
    Perverted and
    Debauched, that it
    Has become the (War)
    Crime
    Of Which We
    Dare Not Speak?

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  3. It's about time we heard from the Pro-War people. I mean, what's this 'If you are called to kill, don't go'? Don't obey orders!? War is good for business. What will we do if all those soldiers are suddenly unemployed? Are they gonna go home and start making ticky-tack souvenirs, or new, faster, automatic toilet-tissue dispensers? How about those 200 million soldiers in China? Is WalMart going to put them to work making toy guns? 'No War' sounds good, but when you get down to the details............

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