Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


are we mute to say no to war?


Wake up from the slumber,
The people in the lumber,
Nations with scramblers,
Nations with simple tumblers.

Tell them no need comfort,
Tell them no need placate,
Tell them you live simple life,
Tell them, you not vote them out.

Fear in the ruler's hearts,
Not the enemy's might,
The might of their own people sort,
That can trample and kill them apart.

Tell your politicians that you want nothing,
Convey your leaders that they are safe,
Not threaten the politicians with your fingers,
For them to sign the war agreement.

We are the reasons for war and turmoil,
As we pester for the better things from the sovereign,
War is the trade to procure new land,
War is the robbery to steal someone's property.

War is the betrothal between not consenting lovers,
War in the battlefield to dispose all outdated weapons,
War is not in the playground to have the fireworks,
So it has to be in someone's land to have the targets.

We are the reason for the war and the souls,
That had left may sing songs for peace,
Not realizing they were the partners,
When sign the contract to be the soldiers.

Let us say no to the war,
By controlling our desire,
As long as our needs expand,
From oil to radioactive minerals.

The war is the only option,
to cheat the poor and leave them destitute,
For the rulers to satisfy,
our illusion of comforts to keep us mute.

Say No to comforts!
say No to War!

Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2012

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  • Thomas Hsi (9/23/2012 9:13:00 PM)

    You have pointed out truths about the reasons for war that remain concealed or downplayed. I applaud your social commentary. I like how you hit the issues point by point, very rapidly. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (9/21/2012 11:47:00 PM)

    Yes.We should break our silence and say no to war. If only every one thinks alike the world will certainly be a haven of peace. A Catchy poem and the last two lines are wonderful. THANKS, (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/15/2012 2:45:00 AM)

    saying no to war is saying no to the devil
    to be successful it will take everyone
    with a voice of billions to accomplish this (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/15/2012 2:43:00 AM)

    saying no to war is saying no to the devil
    to be successful it will take everyone
    with a voice of billions to accomplish this (Report) Reply

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