War

People are what makes this world unique.
We all have one goal and that is to exist
Then why are we constantly at war with each other?
There are wars over power, wars over resources,
Wars over beliefs, and wars over people who are different.
We are all of one kind.  Why can’t we be at peace?

What is war really for?

Discrimination, genocide, maiming, punishment,
Imprisonment, military retaliation, and torture are all tools of conflict.
There are whole industries whose purpose is to support the efforts of war.
There is desire to own the most powerful and destructive weapons.
The use of these war tools end in hatred, separation, suffering, illness,
Starvation, forcing people to choose sides, and again even more war.
In the end we are left with more hatred, resentment, distrust, and a desire to retaliate.
All happening day after day, year after year, generation after generation.

What is war really for?

For centuries man has tried to resolve this discord.
Peace talks have occurred. Agreements have been made. Sanctions have been enforced.
None of it lasts. No one holds to the agreement for long. Withholding a resource
Only hurts those who produce the resource and in the end the enemy adapts.
The innocent get caught in the middle. Children feel fear, grieve for those lost, learn to hate
And eventually become a part of the war machine, another member of the vicious cycle.

What is war really for?

I have trying my hand at writing different styles of poetry. This poem style is called ‘The Bop.’ The following are the rules for this type of poetry:
The poem has 3 stanzas and each stanza is followed by a refrain. The first stanza is 6 lines long and presents a problem. The second stanza is 8 lines long and explores or expands the problem. The third stanza is 6 lines long and either presents a solution or documents the failed attempt to resolve the problem.
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