Treasure Island

Romella Kitchens

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Pacifism


Pacifisms

The praying man does not let violence into his heart
if his prayers are truly prayers. He can be raised in
violence. He can have practiced violence at some point in
his life. He can live in a community of violence but
his acts now spirituality and espoused beliefs are the opponents
to that violence. If he takes on violence again he makes himself
it, a hypocrite and little else. If he falsifies his interest in
peace he does nothing new, just ugly and divisive. Falsehood
is the quickest bullet of all.

He will not let the violent simply do what they wish to do,
even though their history is long and laborious for doing just
that.

He is the future if we accept that in ourselves. He is the
upright ape without allegiance to his past primitivisms. But,
the sinister is always lurking there. The man who is evil enough
to pray for peace with a machete by his side.

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poet realizes the years are fleeting and wishes to share poems while she is walking upon lovely terra firma instead of beneath it. If even one person reads them and understands, this is honorable. This poem lost its sense of direction in a manuscript. But, alone, it can stand at the corner and cross without tripping.

Comments about this poem (Pacifism by Romella Kitchens )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Words & Thoughts On Pause, Richard Provencher
  2. Sleeping Summers Beauty, Doug Jones
  3. If William Carlos Williams Had Been Born.., W.B. Keckler
  4. When will heavens love ever decline us?, Mark Heathcote
  5. Winning Bee, Jayatissa Liyanage
  6. Is it Halloween tonight, Mark Heathcote
  7. Buzzing Bee, Jayatissa Liyanage
  8. Question Reality, Monk E. Biz
  9. The Caged, Poet Akinwemimo Idris
  10. Good Are All Nights, Poet Akinwemimo Idris

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]