Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 7,415 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Accepting To Acknowledge Violence


Accepting to acknowledge violence,
For the purpose to compete and not end...
Only prepares a future generation,
To disregard the meaning and existence of peace.
But to think of it as a thing antiquated.
When discussions and talks of humanity and unity,
Was at a time when technology...
And the use of sophisticated weapons,
Had not for them yet been invented.
To ensure conflicts created,
Would not cease but increase to eliminate those...
They determined were meek and too weak to control.
With a continuance to build exhibits in museums to visit,
To have each phase documented and historically told.

Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 22, 2013

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