War Is Where Nobody Wins

                                     War

Is where

Nobody wins

And everybody sins

At the unbeautiful bar

War is hell on earth

At birth

God created humans

To be better than the lions

And the other nefarious predators

That’s a given

War transforms young men

And young women

Into absurd killers and murderers

War is criminal

War is suicidal

The truth hurts. Oh! Boy. Oh! Boy

Vile foragers oppress, attack, maim and destroy

Common sense is absent in wartime

No countries are at their prime

Where they harvest dead victims, sufferings, casualties

Pains, hostilities, animosities and calamities

War is immoral

War is awful

War is for crazed gangsters

War is for ireful bouncers

Death comes early for numberless youngsters

Families are worrying, crying and mourning

And don’t care about vanity, flags and flowers

Families only care about the living

Love, peace, harmony and humanity

War is wasteful

War is baneful

War is for dreadful pit-bulls

War is for god-awful fools

Premature death is unacceptable and crazy

And cemeteries are plentiful and not empty

How sad and unnecessary to be so strong

And to die so early and so young

How sad and inhumane to be so wrong

And to fail flat to unite in order to sing a fine song

Life is precious on all sides

Intolerance chokes and arrogance divides

Diplomacy is the key to resolving our current differences

Dialogue is the password to open up countless entrances

To find common ground

Better and friendlier sound

War is never the equitable answer to the question

But love is the quintessentially perfect solution

To the human or mundane equation.

 

Copyright © February 2022, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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