A Picture in the paper
of a lady holding on to a skull
Images of a Holy War
Her heart they tore
Her eyes full of tears
They’ve ripped her pain open
down to her very core
Wrinkles on her face
Never would have dreamed it would come to this
This deep abyss
Skeletons in a grave
They’ve killed the innocent and the brave
Men in homes
children shot in their kitchen
A place where they used to eat
They lie on the floor in a pool of blood
To weep a flood
Pictures in Time
a few months ago
The war rages on
What are we to do
Clinging to a bone
This was my home
To not want to let go
See the grief
See the pain
She bereaves a skull
November 18, 2017
Note: I found this piece I wrote with the news clipping among my writings. I am still baffled why the human race does such horrible acts. My thoughts are as a New World, we founded doctrines to have tolerance for religion, then why all the killing and divisiveness, surely this is not the wishes of our creator, for crying out loud we are to be protectors of the Earth and its inhabitants.
Perchance the Old World could learn from the New World to honor each person’s choice as to what they want to believe. Yet, cannot the New World learn to honor cultural diversity, and stop raping resources of distant lands. We are in a global society now, can we not learn to put the past of war in the grave once and for all, and truly learn to live as one, with respect for our differences.
When any religion or system of belief espouses killing, should it not be our fear of each other we need to kill, and let God (or just actions alone speak for themselves) be the judge of each person’s choice? For crying out loud, if to kill for one’s God is at the crux of a belief system, the message has been totally lost…the message to conquer oneself has been totally missed.
To really honor God, or whatever you want to call the creator, should we not honor the choice we each have been given to make our own choice. Would that not be a better way, to honor “your God”?
The old testament may have been an eye for an eye, but even in that if one does wrong, he shall suffer it in his own being and ultimate soul, but the message was clear in the New testament…not to eradicate old law, but to evaluate a doctrine by way of example of how to be….whether one believes Christ is the way, or is just a prophet….to love one’s neighbor as himself…Certainly if men in their hearts could pick up this spirit, people might just be able to agree to disagree on differences, and seek where we are unified in thoughts.
(A dreamer I am…I guess…on this one, as I tend to think the territorial nature of man will always keep him at war…over his possessions or possessiveness.)
Man cannot act like a territorial animal and claim it is acting from a place of divine mind, stop the madness!
It is things like this, that unfortunately have continued to happen, that really make me question the human intellect.