Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

(The) Benefit of Needless Conflict


Blessed are those,
Who awaken with insight!
Those who have been shakened,
From a need to maintain...
Routine indoctrinations,
Of a perceived sanity.
One in which restricts limited beliefs.
Inflicted to sustain pain and grief.

And becoming less frightened,
They are...
By a Creator who wishes them to envision,
A 'truth' that is!
A truth that frees a consciousness,
Reaching to seek a peace within!
A peace shared and released between mankind.
And with truth accepted,
This without obstruction...
Can and does finally begin.

Blessed are those,
Who awaken with insight.
Those who have been shakened,
From a need to maintain...
Routine indoctrinations,
Of a perceived sanity.
One in which restricts limited beliefs.
Inflicted to sustain pain and grief.
At the benefit of needless conflict.
That produces sicknesses of all kinds.

And let it be said,
It has been to no one's benefit...
To admit on this Earth,
In their minds reflecting upon it.
That any conflict ever condoned...
Has created a respect for peace.
At least none as yet that has been expressed,
Or urgently digested to put an end to conflicts known.
To manifesting a peace that increases this benefit,
As can be shown!

Submitted: Sunday, April 12, 2009
Edited: Sunday, April 12, 2009

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/9/2014 12:06:00 AM)

    Pain and grief to humanity a subject that widely in discussion and discussed in the past, present and likely so in future. To wipe out the grief and pain is to be real motivational factor and poet have said very nice words which gets a inner feeling of peace I think. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (5/28/2010 10:39:00 PM)

    I so agree with this poem so much it is so to the point...viva la peace+++++10
    But I must say the 2nd W/W had to happen when Adolph just turned around and dropped bombs on Poland...try to stop him with sweet talk he would eat your
    tongue...Thanks for the read regards (Report) Reply

  • Patrick A. Martin (12/1/2009 4:21:00 PM)

    Thank you for this Lawrence, It's true no war. brings peace. I wrote a piece of satire a little while ago called 'A Lovely War' in which I talk about good old fashion pay back. That's what I believe we are experiencing now and when the kids who are the victims of this current convlict grow up? ? ? So we can expect more of the same in say twenty years. War breeds war, you can't mate dogs with cats and you can't marry war with peace. If you want peace practice peace. 10 (Report) Reply

  • rago rago (6/19/2009 9:19:00 PM)

    benefits of needless coflict is more when seeing the same as a poem it is great....to read......... (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Stirk (4/12/2009 12:47:00 PM)

    This has a 'wow' factor. I like this style of writing. This is deep and meaningful. Poignant and well written. A poets poem.
    Steve (Report) Reply

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