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Insanity elevated to an
The antithesis of life and
all that life can be.
The abandonment of reason,
the beginning of chaos.
regrouping, despair and repair.
Confrontation that continues
to escalate with enthusiasm.
Eruption of destructive,
self perpetuating passions … often cyclical.
Brief exercise of powers
which indoctrinate and decimate temporarily.
Vicious mass ego mania
hysterically espousing blood letting of a ‘conjured’ enemy.
An excuse for venting rage
and using whatever means available to control or obliterate
Thoughts, voices and actions
attempting to eradicate ‘threatening’ thoughts, voices and
- Perhaps conflagrations
are essential for culling.
- Perhaps opposition
presents opportunities for innovation.
- Perhaps the world will
remain in turmoil ‘til it is united with a common purpose.
- Perhaps challenge to
the caring heart’s commitment to love is the only conflict
that must be won.
- Perhaps as long as
covetousness in all its guises motivates the will to conquer
- Perhaps creatures
confront reflexively; perhaps you alone can dare, glare and
snare then gulp some air and remain calm.
- Perhaps peace and
prosperity are only possible when all parties accept an
egalitarian ethic that encourages mutual respect.
- Perhaps leaders must
share informed perspective and conscientious reflection with
their citizens; perhaps all must be prepared for threats
while relying on diplomacy to reach accommodations and avoid
- Perhaps primitive,
clannish behavior, "I'm right, I'm the best," will
eventually disappear yielding to universal respect for the
individual and ‘his’ potential.
- Perhaps a thousand
years hence our progeny will condescendingly wonder why we
were so slow in sharing our common goals of peace,
understanding, growth … why we were constantly striving for
power over others … why we accepted retribution and hate as
legitimate motives … why barbarities, implements of human
violence and destruction were not summarily condemned and
why we could not embrace magnanimousness.
ON WAR by EDWIN
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