Show, don’t Tell

our world is at war

a war for our minds
a war for our souls
a war for us all

this war can’t be won
with bullets and bombs

peace can’t win through violence
freedom can’t win by taking prisoners
you can’t teach a man the sanctity of human life
by trying to kill him
you can’t teach him the value of human rights
by denying him his

they can’t win
they have already lost
condemning themselves
to be
drowning in hatred

don’t hate them
don’t fear them
feel sorry for them
feel sorry for their families
they were children once
with lives to live
somebody’s sons

we can still win
the battle is for our souls
it’s hard to love
in the face of hatred
we must

or we’re all lost

peace and freedom
can only ever win
showing the world
they truly are

setting an example



2 thoughts on “Show, don’t Tell

  1. You express my heart in this piece. Kindness, compassion and investment in humanity is how this war is won. We are not fighting a single entity, we are fighting our own daemons. I loved your writing and your heart. Civility thanks you, as do I.

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