T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 23 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 23

We make gods and to protect resort to arms
Do gods call upon men to save their honour
The more we cherish them quick the call to arms

Are gods so helpless as to be without qualms
Are not true gods invincible with valour
We make gods and to protect resort to arms

If gods are Gods Almighty full of charms
Could not they simply make this Life disappear
The more we cherish them quick the call to arms

There’s no business like the call for holy alms
Care may the poor sick spastics die of hunger
We make gods and to protect resort to arms

No god we ever raised left us his own psalms
So we split his word to kill brother doubter
The more we cherish them quick the call to arms

If gods could wage wars would they need human arms
Could not they through skies rage and storm with thunder
We make gods and to protect resort to arms
The more we cherish them quick the call to arms

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2015



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