Stop the hairy-chested, fist-waving
Sit down, talk out problems and
forget the cold war warrior
You – Putin, McCain, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Poreshenko, Assad, al-Sisi, Netanyahu —
I could sit you at a table with your skin removed and
you would have no idea
who was whom, equal, emperors with no clothes,
brought to stand in front of those you send to war,
those you bomb,
those whose lives you like to play with and tear apart and
babies, children, girls, teenagers, women, young men, men – human beings
who count, who are NOT cannon fodder.
Because you are too gutless and cowardly to communicate.
So much easier to kill, to turn to war than to the dove of
But we, the people, know and remember and bear witness
to the refusal of the war-mongers to
No fear, though.
We stand, we refuse to kneel.
We now have our communications – we have
our networks, our media, our social contacts
And we the people will – eventually – build a mighty communication network
to seek people’s justice
And turn weapons into plowshares.
We – the communicators of peace – are the future.
The war-mongers are the past.