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why do people go to war?

cold_fusion
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Layla said:https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/364521-once-upon-a-time/
Apologies Layla!
OMG how did i miss this...
thank You so much for your presence. am more than glad to have your entry dear Poet admired.

cold_fusion
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Why War?

 

I wish it was a simple thing
To explain why people go to war.
But anything that can reduce
Society and lives to rubble

Is from an unbridled darkness
Of our prehistoric DNA.
Like the wolf in domestic dogs,
We too have the capability

To turn and bite the hand that feeds.
Beginning from the first smell of blood,
Marking territory with scent,
Before a God existed, my child.
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Heaven_sent_Kathy said:
welcome dear Poetess admired.

more than glad to have your stunning entry dear Friend.


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Anonymous said:<< post removed >>

Welcome dear AEMelia!

i welcome your entry and presence . It's not gonna be easy for anyone let alone me for sure.

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butters said:https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/364884-why-war/

welcome dear respected Poet !

honored to have your entry and your presence here. As mentioned before this comp is only going strength to strength with the presence of so many amazing Artists with their works of art.


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War & Peace

War is the spawn of Hate
Love is the Angel of Peace
Only Love can defeat Hate
So, here is all we need do
To rid War and let Peace rule
Love and forgive others
As you would have them
Forgive and Love you
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Welcome and thank You dear Poet Admired!

always a pleasure reading you. welcome is your presence and entry.

and my apologies to all poets who've honored this competition,for the delay in acknowledging their contribution. Once again,Thank you all.

Josh
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Explaining War to a 5-Year Old

The reason why we still have wars
is really quite a simple cause:
there’s loads of money to be made
by selling weapons - highest grade
but what should make us really pause
are terrible bad laws ...
 
the laws say simply it’s o.k
to kill some people any day
as long as we can make the case
they’re “enemies” - a different race

and when this label sticks on them
wars are started, once again.
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Wooden soldiers

In that box red soldiers lie in a jumble
Hush now dry your tears my little one
Sometimes angry nations fight
See the candle hold it tight
They march on sticks in shadows fall and stumble
 
People that we knew and loved, walked a path
We called it fate  
And played a game, cannon fodder just live bait
And some stand up and some lay down
Some went away never to return
Rode your bike in the craters risen deep
 
Say no words of angry prayers, was a lost yesterday
No tantrum shame and memories to disgrace
The sweets you hold share them with  
A smiling face
And cherish each piece that action took away
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Amorous_tryst
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Lost Amongst The Trees

     
     
     
Remember how I've scolded you      
when you've misbehaved.      
and the words that I have used      
for why that's childish ways.      
     
Like a sprout along with many      
growing in the woods      
time expects you to mature      
and stand as though you should      
     
The love for others I've tried to teach      
and pray that you have learned      
are lost on some around the world      
that's why they're not concerned      
     
It is this lack of caring      
that causes us to war      
and until we learn this      
mankind can never soar
 
 
 
* a non-entry
If C_F expires :-)))
 
     
     
   
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cold_fusion
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Explaining War to a 5-Year Old

The reason why we still have wars
is really quite a simple cause:
there’s loads of money to be made
by selling weapons - highest grade
but what should make us really pause
are terrible bad laws ...
 
the laws say simply it’s o.k
to kill some people any day
as long as we can make the case
they’re “enemies” - a different race

and when this label sticks on them
wars are started, once again.
Written by Josh
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Josh said:
Welcome Dear Friend Josh!!
what an honor Sir! your presence and your entry!! such entry!!!

cold_fusion
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Wooden soldiers

In that box red soldiers lie in a jumble
Hush now dry your tears my little one
Sometimes angry nations fight
See the candle hold it tight
They march on sticks in shadows fall and stumble
 
People that we knew and loved, walked a path
We called it fate  
And played a game, cannon fodder just live bait
And some stand up and some lay down
Some went away never to return
Rode your bike in the craters risen deep
 
Say no words of angry prayers, was a lost yesterday
No tantrum shame and memories to disgrace
The sweets you hold share them with  
A smiling face
And cherish each piece that action took away
Written by slipalong
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slipalong said:
welcome dear poet Slipalong!!
much gratitude for your presence and your quality entry. Thank You so much!

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Lost Amongst The Trees

     
     
     
Remember how I've scolded you      
when you've misbehaved.      
and the words that I have used      
for why that's childish ways.      
     
Like a sprout along with many      
growing in the woods      
time expects you to mature      
and stand as though you should      
     
The love for others I've tried to teach      
and pray that you have learned      
are lost on some around the world      
that's why they're not concerned      
     
It is this lack of caring      
that causes us to war      
and until we learn this      
mankind can never soar
 
 
 
* a non-entry
If C_F expires :-)))
 
     
     
   
Written by Amorous_tryst
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Amorous_tryst said:
welcome dear SIs!!
not happy here... no you are not the judge not yet... am still kicking...so it ain't yo to call even your own entry a non-entry OK?

thank You Sis!! for honoring my comp!!

lepperochan
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So much for the cat

thought it loved me
the way it curled up on my neck
fore it went to sleep
nuzzled

made that noise
like someone from startreck
was checking me
for internal injuries

I raised a dog from a puppy
pure breed boxer
never grew up
even in his old age

always the chancer

kitten was different
cos every time he played
he trained himself to be
a stone cold killer

and he'd never even met
his enemy

strange to think of it
but, in the end who gives a shit
a mouse is a mouse
and no one really wants them
in their house anyway

wallyroo92
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Why We Go To War

When those in power want more power,
They go after those who have less,
When avarice and greed become need,
Then evil turns everything into a mess.

Men go to war to take what others have,
While others fight to protect their lands,
Although it’s chaotic it’s also a drag,
Because it’s difficult to understand.

The rich send the poor to fight the wars,
See, it’s really a money making scheme,
For one day it may show up at your door,
And you’ll need to defend your dream.
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Solomon_Song
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Why do people go to war?
What is it they go fight for?
For some it's to settle score,
'what they did to us before';
others sense of outraged law,
a status quo to restore;
what 'they' did that was point sore;
or desire to 'shock and awe',
take 'them' down a peg, make poor.

Amorous_tryst
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OK, I've edited the non-entry status of my poem.
But, you'd better not leave us.
The choices are equal on so many points.
Your work is cut out, for sure.

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