Charles M Moore

Rookie - 208 Points (1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

Ban All The Guns - Poem by Charles M Moore

Let's make a law
that bans all the guns
we could use all the money
to tear down the slums
and while we are at it
we'll get rid of the bombs
and use more of our efforts
to righting the wrongs
why plant more mines
when we should plant more food
the starving and needy
think tanks are no use
what is the purpose
of killing and war
do we really believe
that's what living is for.

Comments about Ban All The Guns by Charles M Moore

  • (2/25/2007 6:58:00 AM)

    Hey, just read a forum reference that categorised you and I together on the subject of fluid and lyrical writing styles and thought I'd have a look! ! And yes, the poet responsible was right about you for sure! ! Very lyrical. Nothing contrived in the writing. Smooth and professional. A genuine artist. The content is very admirably humane and idealistic. I like this a lot. jim (Report) Reply

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  • (5/13/2006 8:45:00 PM)

    A very heartfelt piece. As Rodney King said, 'Can't we all just get along? ' - this was after he'd be savagely beaten by police, by the way. My own country has spent enough money in Iraq to rebuild a thousand slums. The slums are still here - and there. Well said. (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2006 12:31:00 AM)

    Superb Right!
    Guns and war are no good...
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  • Brian Dorn (4/19/2006 10:48:00 AM)

    Awesome poem Charles! Brilliantly said... It all makes sense to me.
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  • (4/18/2006 1:55:00 PM)

    Brilliantly said and nothing else needed to express this, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2006 9:41:00 PM)

    War and loss of life has been with us since Cain and Abel. I wished this world could be more like the garden of Eden, what a thought.

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  • (4/14/2006 9:37:00 PM)

    a strong poem
    with a poem message
    which should appear
    more often
    lest we forget
    a wonderful poem
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, May 5, 2006

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