THEY SAY YOU CAN’T WAGE PEACE
They say you can’t wage peace.
You can’t love thy enemy.
Why be kind when it’s so easy to be cruel?
Buying off City Councils, congressional seats, presidents.
They say don’t practice the golden rule.
Allen Ginsberg paranirvana 15 years ago today, full moon.
A poem is like the presence of a long lost teacher that never dims.
Best to not recapture the spirits of the departed.
Better to let them go freely, with trembling blessings.
They say it’s a dark age––even bleaker, more dire days ahead.
Don’t tell me you cannot wage peace.
5 April 2012
Spoken word version from Commune, copyright © 2013 by Jim Cohn.