Of arms and men

Sketches - 252

A hungry child cries.
And a selfless mother thrusts her breast
upon the lips to appease its hunger;
– until the next wail.

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A nation is in fear.
And a selfish sire sells fighter jets and torpedoes,
to alleviate its fear;
– until the next fright.

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The sprawling blue sky drapes the Sun soaked lakes;
A duty of care once used to bind all on this ancient land.
With its’ just right’ approach to life garnishing brilliantly its multitude of activities:
– aka lagom.

 

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Whilst silence lasts between muted harmonies,
the automobile geniuses eagerly sell ammunitions and other paraphernalia
that perpetuates the war around and accentuates the violence,
to their utter disknowledge.

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Lives simply erased.
Like words on the beach by the receding water;
Like words on the black board by a dutiful teacher;
– Like bulbous clouds that bursts into rain.

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The Law of Nature simply obeyed:
Matter merely transformed from one form to another;
From alive to killed.
– From a seller to a buyer.

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Children will cry again;
Mothers will thrust their breasts again
whilst the milk lasts.

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Nations will fear again;
And the sires will sell
while the money lasts.

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Where hath gone the lagom and the camaraderie?
Hath humankind fallen prey to the
mighty emotions of greed, and fame and their grand-relative: power?

26 Nov 2016

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The land of Nobel dispenses
awards for discoveries that preserves life;
Its frankenstein alter ego trammels every step thus taken.

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The noblest money is bloodied, warped in guilt.
The stain of suffering shall not be washed away
by the purest of water.

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Of what use are the prizes and the foundations,
when the human mind is at disarray.
What real purpose does science serveth then in such a society?

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To perpetuate more war?
Or to preserve the sanity and the intelligence?

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References:

  1. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  2. Nobel Peace Prize
  3. What happens when war is outlawed?

 

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