Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 8,398 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

It Takes A Mind To Stop All Wars Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar


Bloated with promoted poses,
Upheld and exposed.
And...
Picked to be the ones depicted,
To combat and end conflicts.

Images portraying bravery,
Do not end the fears...
Of the ones who have the looks,
But use them to pretend.

It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace.

It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace to leave.

Bloated with promoted poses,
Upheld and exposed.
It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace.

It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace to leave.

And not a muscled image given,
To give and pretend.
It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace.

It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace to leave.

Bloated with promoted poses,
Upheld and exposed.
And...
Picked to be the ones depicted,
To combat and end conflicts...
Are the ones predicting,
There is a victory to get.
But forget...
It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace.

It takes a mind to stop all wars.
And not a muscled image given.
Minds will stop all wars,
If the cause is for peace to leave.
If...
The cause is for peace to leave.
If the cause is for peace...
To leave.

Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Edited: Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Comments about this poem (It Takes A Mind To Stop All Wars by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

  • Silver Star - 3,872 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (11/5/2012 2:07:00 AM)

    very nice poem on peace, as the mind is the battlefield where we have to settle this issue! 10 for LawrenceSPetillar.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (11/4/2012 7:55:00 PM)

    I read this literally and with subtext on one hand you can be talking about conflict in external forces or the other hand it can be war in one’s mind, sometimes the psyche builds its own worst enemies. That’s how I read it
    Regards (Report) Reply

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