Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 9,109 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

The Truth Is They Fight Each Other - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

An Egyptian man said he blames the West
For what has now happened to his land.
Research showed their revolution, at best
Showed lust for power in the military's hand.

No Western people marched Egyptian streets,
World news abounded with their faces there!
But myopic minds love to blame and greets
All wars and misfortune as the west's evil fare.

The truth is civil wars come from the people,
Fighting each other, they would never agree!
Rule themselves with discipline, they're not able!
Chaos dwells in those who've never been free.

No reason, no discourse, no negotiation!
Just pointless shouting and raising of fists!
For a religious lot, it's such a contradiction-
Violence and disunity will make them end like mist!

All rights reserved~~~Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~~09.13.15

Topic(s) of this poem: chaos, war

Form: Epistle

Comments about The Truth Is They Fight Each Other by Cynthia BuhainBaello

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (9/14/2015 8:45:00 PM)

    Yes, so true Kelly Kurt - as in the French Revolution and the Philippine People Power Revolution of 1986. But after the revolution, unpredictable forces come in and grab power -this is where civil war breaks out. Unless a valid leadership rises up to restore the pillars of government, and the people unite to maintain that order in government - the fighting becomes a fight for power, not for rights. No one can blame the West or the East or the North or South for what the citizens of a country do - every people is responsible for their nation's life or demise, its progress or its decay. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Yes, they fight each other. I agree with Gandhi's philosophy of peaceful protests but I think there does come a time when a people must stand up, even with force, to secure their rights (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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