Tuesday, December 05, 2006

thou shalt not kill

all we have is this life
some curing cancer and healing the ill
try to make the best of it for mankind
some forgetting Thou Shalt Not Kill

time is short on this rock
time enough to make carbombs
to please your perverse idea of God
and to kill the unbelievers

you are so wrong
mankind could be making love
or painting great works of art
but you’d rather blow your fellow man apart

One day all of your lovers and your friends
will be a chimney’s ash
all the same in the end
on the floating ball of gas

and all of this will shrink
to a tiny dot floating in nothingness
stuck on a stick deep in space
bloodshed is not the best you can get

there’s so much more to life
and death
than killing other humans
with your final breath


At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I hope you don't mind that I posted a link to this poem on another blog: http://skinnylegsandall.blogspot.com/2007/01/page-of-history-is-worth-volume-of.html.

Both pieces of writing moved me greatly.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Mark said...

oh no, I don't mind at all! it's very good to think someone sees some worth in them


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