Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Empty Civilization - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Our modern civilization is empty-
Emptied of insight and wisdom
On face of wars and conflicts.
So emptied of insight and wisdom
So empty and rotten it is
when its only solution is
power behind weapons.


On the long Syrian war

Power behind weapons.
On the 6th year of the Syrian war.

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity, peace, solidarity, war and peace, war memories, warfare

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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