Peace in Broken Pieces

April 30, 2011
Staring down at the article before me,
I look right through it
It’s nothing I haven’t seen before
Nothing I haven’t heard of
This newspaper
Is no news to me
Homicides, suicides, genocides,
Wars breaking out at every

Our world is in pieces
And why wouldn’t it be?
How can we make peace
With whole other countries
When we can’t even make peace
Within our own

For some reason,
We seem to think that we have to fight
And compete
To survive
We fight with the air we breathe,
Polluting it mercilessly
We fight with the food we eat,
Killing off nutrients in produce
And then sacrificing unwilling livestock
We fight with Mother Earth,
Destroying all that she’s given us
We fight with ourselves
Praying that ethics
Will shine through

But until then
The killing continues
Don’t you realize?
That’s our family dying
They’re dying

It amazes me,
Yet disgusts me
How difficult it is
To set aside our differences
And get along
But by killing each other,
We’re only killing ourselves
And our chances at peace
Because we are all one
Walking the earth together
But at different paces

When we learn to love our earth
And all who we share it with,
Maybe then
Peace will have all its pieces back

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PrettyLittleDarling said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm
oh my goodness this is incredible ... keep it up
shapeshifter56 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! I really love your pieces as well.
MayaJun3 said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 5:32 am
This is a fantastic piece of writing. I agree with everything written in it. I'm so jealous that you were able to write something like this before I did!
shapeshifter56 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm
Thank you so much! I've seen your work and it is also wonderful!
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