Poets For Peace.

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My contribution to a collaborative poem for the #PoetsForPeace collaboration

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Who better to bear the baton

Than us, the peace-makers,

Champions of the ink-slinging

And masters of penmanship.

 

Who better,

To make the world aware of its decline

Than us, rather me

An individual who’s always

Deep in internal conflict

Seeking endless betterment of the self.

 

Is it wrong of me

To say i’m sick of the pointless killings?

So they can’t prove their point

Through verbal means;

Does that equate a gun

As the best alternative?

 

Weakness doesn’t begin to describe

The flaw in that rationale;

As an advocate for light i’m ashamed

To call myself human.

 

Surely, you realize

Our enemy lies elsewhere

Yet all we do

Is kill each other before

We face the real threat that lies

In the darkest recesses of the abyss.

 

I’m not arrogant,

But i’m not entirely humble either;

To topple the enemy that

Threatens the very existence

Of the human race turning a blind eye

Is leagues away from the solution .

 

I refuse to wait before the weak-willed

Who deem themselves powerful

Push to establish their power motives

At the expense of human lives

While I wait for a change of heart.

 

No, to hell with that,

I  will channel all I have ,

Ink and all, to the center

Of their consciousness through

A plethora of penned lines

Exorcising the demons that reign

Over their hearts.

 

– Original-Dante ©2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Poets For Peace.

    InfiniteZip said:
    July 23, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Most excellent contribution sir, I love it and so much truth and strength in the logic. Kudos! 🙂 peace and blessings, K

    writingwingsforyou said:
    July 23, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    This stirs so many emotions in me.
    We can all do something and writers have their mighty weapon, the pen.
    Thank you do much for your contribution.
    Namaste

      Original-Dante responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM

      It is our duty as humans to help alleviate chaos as best we can, if we don’t, it will eventually catch up to us. For us writers, as you said, the pen is our mightiest weapon; couldn’t have said it better myself….thank you 🙂

    Dorinda Duclos said:
    July 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Beautiful, Michael. A wonderful contribution to this collaboration 😊

      Original-Dante responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 3:24 PM

      Thank you Dorinda! I hope all is well 🙂

        Dorinda Duclos said:
        July 25, 2016 at 11:47 AM

        You’re welcome, Michael. Every day is an adventure 🙂

    johncoyote said:
    July 31, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing and powerful words by a talented writer. Please read and enjoy.

    johncoyote said:
    July 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Amazing and strong words my friend.

      Original-Dante responded:
      July 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

      Thank you John!….I appreciate the re-blog as well 🙂

        johncoyote said:
        July 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

        You are welcome.

    iglengel said:
    August 14, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Well thought out and written.
    Thanks for sharing.

      Original-Dante responded:
      August 14, 2016 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

    arjun_shivaram said:
    August 19, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Thanks for appreciating my post… I came here and Woah! some great writing 🙂 🙂 I loved your poets for peace!!

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