Eric Cockrell

Our Own Greatest Enemy - Poem by Eric Cockrell

We, who pray for peace,
While arming ourselves for war.
Who profess equality,
While building walls.
Who speak of freedom,
But only in hushed tones.
Who fight over religion,
And judge by skin color.
Who bury our heads,
Turn and walk away.
Who drink our children's blood,
And borrow against their dreams.
Who stand for justice,
But only for the few.
Who rewrite our past,
And whitewash our sins.
Who steal from the poor,
And call it fair profit.
Who hate most of all,
The image in the mirror.

Our own greatest enemy!

Topic(s) of this poem: honesty, introspection

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Our Own Greatest Enemy by Eric Cockrell

  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (2/12/2020 10:13:00 PM)

    As the last poem written by Eric on this site, I can say this is one of his best, it reflects everything about the human condition and how we must look at our selves. I miss you Eric. (Report)Reply

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  • Sachidananda PandaSachidananda Panda (6/14/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    true to the core.. Beautiful. loved it (Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (11/12/2016 12:29:00 AM)

    So much truth you have presented here. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/17/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    self assessing poem..all countries, should go for annual evaluation to find out what the world population think about their policies and fraud to safeguard their own interest...Thank you Eric.. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (7/29/2016 4:32:00 PM)

    wonderful, intelligent poem, Eric. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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