Gregory (gshaw57) Upshaw

Rookie (1957 / Wichita, Kansas)

Elegance Of Peace - Poem by Gregory (gshaw57) Upshaw

Worn torn cities—inner city violence
Death, sorrow and misery
Feelings of discontent
Conceptualize with malcontent—

Atom bombs, nuclear holocaust
Peacemakers of the world
Man-made instrumentation of peace—

So where is the diplomacy in that?
Does it really exist—Hell No!

We speak of peace
With total annihilation
Maybe, because peace/violence
Are mirror twins of each other
Like good and evil—there is no existence without the other—

So is this the elegance of peace— that we speak of?
The peace that we envision for our children
Our ancestors created this fallacy of peace—

This ignorance of peace—created out of fear
The fear that has been nurture
Through centuries of embattlement
For the elegance of peace
The true embodiment of peace
Should not give way to mass-destruction—

Reconstruction of the mind
For the elegance of peace
Is harvested within our minds
Not within our technology—or weapons of destruction—

For Peace has been raped
Violated and reduced
To the ignorance of global insanity
This is our Elegance of Peace

Written by
Gregory E Upshaw

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 23, 2009

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