Legacy - Poem by Dave Dunn
Don't ever think that you could be naive,
just because violent deaths make you grieve,
for the choice to kill is itself an unwordly act,
beheading party goers is abhorrent, that's a fact
for to kill is only to invite revenge to come your way,
many can be sure that is how they will die one day.
In the long history of violence it is plain to see,
those that kill others should never be let free,
not Anders Breivik who killed with bomb and gun
nor Mark Chapman whose parole hearing we shun,
the same is true for those who send troops to war,
for them to die by IED's buried in the floor...
It takes guts to stand tall and declare war is a sin,
but we all love our children and wish them to live in,
a world where senseless waste is no longer allowed,
where leaders find Gandhi the man of whom to be proud,
no better men than he and Mandela has history shown,
let their legacy be one where all our children have grown.
August 28th 2012
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