We Would Rather

We Would Rather

                                                     Heart Test ~ Philip Brent Harris

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Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


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We might walk in beauty
but are the night, because,
we would rather kill each other.

We listen to those
who preach peace and love.
We would rather kill each other.

We are taught to love
our neighbors as ourselves.
We would rather kill each other.

Mealy-mouthed, we offer
thoughts and prayers, since
we would rather kill each other.

Those who say they lead us,
count money over life.
We would rather kill each other.

Any who would counter this
is lying or deluded.
We would rather kill each other.

We could feed and shelter
all the people in the world.
We would rather kill each other.

Good people, friends and neighbors,
encourage us to change.
We would rather kill each other.

Some believe violence
is theirs by right.
We would rather kill each other.

It is unfortunate
our apparent stupidity means
we would rather kill each other.

Our fears push us to stay
with other people who look like us.
We would rather kill each other.

Though we all smile and laugh,
cry and wring our hands the same,
we would rather kill each other.

Science tells us
our differences are only skin deep.
We would rather kill each other.

We must believe we are
valued above all others.
We would rather kill each other.

We are bigoted us and hateful;
our deity is better than all others.
We would rather kill each other.

We choose to sacrifice life
in order to make obscene profit.
We would rather kill each other.

We foster want and degradation
through our poverty of spirit.
We would rather kill each other.

We no longer compromise
and refuse to understand.
We would rather kill each other.

The blood upon our hands
obscures our choices and chances.
We would rather kill each other.

We live daily with the power
to change, but we refuse.
We would rather kill each other.

I could continue this list
until the day I die, without change.
We would rather kill each other.

Phileas the Lesser

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Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

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