Eric Cockrell


Common Sense (Truth) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

wars are started by men
with agendas... usually profit,
or religious reasons, or both.
the men that start these wars
seldom fight these wars...
they manipulate the masses to
do their dirty work...
these are the elite people that
control our world. their weapons
for control include:
1. poverty
2. ignorance
3. prejudice
4. religion.

if you keep the people struggling
for food and shelter, they wont have
time to stand against you.
if you keep the people ignorant, they
will blindly follow without questioning.
if you divide the people by prejudice,
they will not unite to overthrow.
if you convince them that theirs is
the only true religion, and that God
is on their side, they will commit
unspeakable acts.

the time of wars is over... there can be
no future if we continue.
we must quit chasing riches, and find a
more equitable way to share what we have.
we must be responsible for each other...
we must lay down religious pretensions,
fears, and pride, and become the spiritual
people we are called to be.
we must be human!


Comments about Common Sense (Truth) by Eric Cockrell

  • (4/23/2012 12:05:00 PM)


    A great poem, war never really solves anything, all it does is takes lives.
    so like you say, its time to end it. a great write.
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  • Juan Olivarez (4/23/2012 11:58:00 AM)


    You've hit the nail on the proverbial head Eric. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2012 11:14:00 PM)


    Elite Crimes Against Humanity

    We must educate inferior elite
    cure them of their superiority complex,
    because their inability to give
    to feel remorse guilt compassion,
    proves them to be a crime against humanity.

    The elite believe
    they control our world,
    with their weapons
    of poverty prejudice,
    ignorance religion.

    The elite are truly like
    child bully in the sand box,
    who never learned to share
    as adults sowing grief despair,
    it is time to teach them responsibility.

    Inspired by the poem ‘Common Sense (Truth) ’ by Eric Cockrell.
    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012


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