shimon weinroth

To Market To Market - Poem by shimon weinroth

we've been to Madrid and Oslo
and Camp David too,
now on our way to Annapolis
to find the wizard of peace
while rockets whiz over
and airplanes target

we are off to market
to barter land for peace
to market to market to
buy the fat pig and soft story

with a pocket full of hope
euphoria of dope
and a lot of wishful thinking
a pig on a spit turning over and over
a ham well done and fit to eat
alas not kosher to both
Arab and Jew

perhaps neither is peace
for both me and you
and anyway, maybe
it's too late
the plaet is doomed
and polluted

we are all Polar Bears
floating south
too full of hate and guile
to make peace and smile

Comments about To Market To Market by shimon weinroth

  • (10/30/2007 8:18:00 AM)

    Yes, it is hard to contest with the notion that 'the plaet is doomed' you put it. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/24/2007 7:05:00 PM)

    Human beings have been struggling with one another since Cain and Abel. It does not look likely to change anytime soon. But each of us must feel a personal responsibility to try to make the world a peaceful place, to get along with others, to settle small differences peaceably before they get big, to be concerned with each other's welfare. Then maybe hatred and rivalry can turn to tolerance and kindness, at least in our own neighborhoods.

    Good poem, Shimon!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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