Make Poetry Not War

Leaders of the world,
stop your fighting.
Invest your time
in poetry writing.

Enough of all those
military manoeuvres,
concentrate on
more literary oeuvres.

Think about the planet,
when you plan
to drop a bomb upon it,
pause, ponder, then pen a sonnet.

Or if there’s somebody
who doesn’t like u,
appease them with
a humble haiku.

Let words be your weapons,
Metaphors your missiles.
Search out strident stanzas.
Ditch your Trident planzas.

Write a peace poem about a pipe,
an olive branch, a dove.
Take a ticket to Tender Town,
aboard the quatrain of love.

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