Love Poem: Peace
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Written by: Leon Enriquez


Paradoxical man:
Seeks peace 
In vain things

Exploits others
For personal gain;
Calls it progress

Fights change,
Loves the status quo;
Makes excuse for war

Wants fair play
Mistreats others;
Chains of free enterprise

Uses lofty terms
Love and compassion;
Hostile takeover

Wars kill people
Both sides slaughtered;
Peaceful cemeteries

We say we want peace
But we prepare for war;
Small wonder then

So much chaos
Ego blood shed;
Peace in the afterlife

Violence seeds
Yet more violence;
All are guilty

Leon Enriquez
05 August 2014