Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Enough Of Your Weapons! - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Enough of your weapons
To window power and arrogance!
Enough of your words of justice
to defend the defenseless!
Enough of this bloodshed!

Enough of the tribal wars,
religious wars, political wars!
Smash your guns and war heads!
Enough of the blood pacts
And own interests to protect!

The human heart cannot be
Conquered by revenge and hatred
Only love can bend the heart of steel
Of the most aggressive and violent!
Only love can make peace dwell again.

Not by war, not by weapons!
Not over the corpses and blood
of men. women and children
should we build up peace again
but only from the heart of love!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

September 2,2013

Comments about Enough Of Your Weapons! by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Elizabeth Padillo OlesenElizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/2/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    Thanks for your comment, dear Kelvin. We need to redefine the meaning of being civilized. Is it the ability to produce and use weapons or is it to relate with each other as responsible and loving humans. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelvin OwusuKelvin Owusu (9/18/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    sooner then later we'd be back to the dark ages if only we weren't so destructive beings (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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