The real culprit

The real culprit 

Many, many years before

I was too a stranger on some well groomed boulevards

And guess what

On my earpieces Sting was singing about

His alien experience on the other shore

Everything was new and shiny

Sparkling smiles 

Talking about war like was a soap opera

But I learnt better

War is the best business for politicians

Peace is the only answer

But on those shores where

The victims turned into the abusers they also

Gone deaf to the peace wisdoms

On those shores

The intricate architecture of justifying war

Changed even the D. N. A 

So no matter how many bottles with peace messages we will throw in to the waters

War and distruction will thrive

Fear conquers all

Suddenly your brother is an alien

And you are right to spike him with your spear

And as the sun sets and the blood dries on your hands

That blizzard smile returns to your face

Victory makes everything right again

The genocide is justified

So God better mind his business

And I truly wonder if the peace wasn’t the real alien all along

12 thoughts on “The real culprit

  1. Amita Paul

    John Galsworthy identified fear as the Black Godmother of all the foul deeds in the world. Edgar Allan Poe found and defined a different malignity. Gandhian Philosophy of Ahimsa holds the answer to all these and more issues , but few people today read Gandhi in depth .

    1. iulia gherghei Post author

      Thank you so much for your comment! War is about money, lots of them so, peace has little chance these days!

  2. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Victory makes everything right again

    The genocide is justified…

    Genocide can be justified simply by the doers, the ones who have blood on their hands…but we do have humanitarians and philanthropists… like Gandhi who preaches non violence …but the world goes on doing harm unfortunately…

  3. VijayNair

    An excellent,heartfelt, anti-war satirical piece of writing, filled with wry wit and irony,that holds your attention from the first line to the last.

  4. Louis Kasatkin

    A splendidly vibrant and acerbic piece that had it been penned by a Dylan or Springsteen would garner adulation beyond measure.But truth as any Poet knows has no intrinsic value beyond its own validity and merits.

    I would recommend checking out
    Dylan’s “With God on our Side” by Manfred Mann.

    1. iulia gherghei Post author

      Thank you so much for your recommendation! My warmest gratitude for your comment! It means the world to me!

  5. pramilakhadun

    Poem which comes from a wounded heart and awe-shaken mind after seeing what man has done to man.Great poem dear Iulia, lots of appreciation.


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