Killing Each Other

Why humans kill each other is beyond my comprehension. but I can testify that you have been doing it since your inception. Only the weapons change. – by Mitch AlbomThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto


Last Sunday was
my country’s 118th Independence Day.
After 333 years of slavery
as Spain’s colony,
my country was allegedly
finally ‘set free’.

But freedom is a lie,
independence, oh let’s just sigh.
After Spaniards left
two more invaders crept.
More lives were wrecked,
no freedom,
no independence,
was felt.

~

After a century,
of war and slavery,
can I say my country is really free?

Well freedom is a choice,
a personal decision,
no one can take away
even an army’s legion.

~

On another side of globe,
50 lives were killed
by a single heavy weapon,
rat-ta-ta-tat-tat
a single man’s the felon.

~

Oh humans,
oh humans,
when will you stop killing each other?
Oh humans,
oh humans,
please acknowledge to live is better.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo from: Mitch Albom’s Facebook page


Also in response to Jacq’s Thinking Corner.

Have a peaceful and safe week, everyone!

❤

~

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49 thoughts on “Killing Each Other

  1. Rightly said…on the same grounds there is a quote given by albert einstein- ” peace can not be kept by force, it can only be kept by understanding”..
    Thanks for sharing..
    Regards
    Shreyans

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    1. thank you, Mel! News are quite depressing. I am close to losing my faith in humanity. Glad that I am in a great writing company that made me believe there is still good in humans. Geez.

      Be safe and happy this week, Mel!

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  2. Very poignant poem, Rosey! We must stop killing each other! I agree with you. Choose life. Choose love. This latest terror attack in Florida is horrific. All terrorist attacks are horrific. There has got to be an end to it.

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  3. i wish your country was freer. I’m glad you live as freely as you may. i appreciate your lifting up the victims in Florida. And all lives lost wrongfully. Why do we kill each other? I don’t know. In other things that overwhelm us, we forget that life itself is precious.

    A peaceful and safe week to you, Rosema. You’re right, “to live is better.”

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