Haiku About 1973 Yom Kippur War

October 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

Haiku About 1973 Yom Kippur War

Day of Atonement
war breaks out no atonement
peace still elusive

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You Can Still Hear The Sky Larks Sing: A Poem

May 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Poetry) (, )

You Can Still Hear The Sky Larks Sing: A Poem

You can still hear the sky larks sing
And the guns are no longer heard
Poppies still blow between the crosses row on row
101 years since John McCrae penned the words to In Flanders Fields
And many more cemeteries and graveyards have been sown all over the world
the seeds of numerous wars that have been fought since that so-called Great War from 100 years ago
Would Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Czar Nicholas II and the leaders of France and Britain gone to war to enforce their petty quarrels and jealousies and nationalistic pride if they knew the sheer Hell and chaos and hundreds of millions of deaths that would have resulted over the next century as a result of their quarrel and desire to go to war?
If any of them were monsters, they’d have said Yes
If any of them were men, they’d have said No
Their conflict and their decision to go to war did set the stage for the rise of monsters
Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and numerous others
When humans stumble in their humanity, monsters will rise in their wake
-A poem written by Christopher
Wednesday May 30th 2016.

 

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Haiku About Israel vs. Hamas Conflict

July 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

Haiku About Israel vs. Hamas Conflict

The war in Gaza
The only clear cut winner
is figure of Death

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Haiku About Syria

September 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, Poetry) (, , , , )

Haiku About Syria

Syria bleeds orphans
widows and death from its pores
world powers want more

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