It's quiet all around me -
I say goodbye to everything,
I remember us running
We used to think that life
The world has forgotten
But even though our bodies
Yes, the world has forgotten
And even in the darkness,
|WOW Tour||WOW Stories||WOW Poetry|
|Letters to WOW||Press Room||Business Zone|
|Site Index||WOW Forums||Photo Album|
About this poem:
In 1995, I heard a true story about two young lovers who found each other in the midst of open warfare in what used to be Yugoslavia. They searched for each other everywhere as the bombing became more intense than usual on this particular day, and just as they were about reach each other's arms, they were both shot and fell together. It was later reported that they were found "holding hands in death".
"War" was written in their memory, and in memory of all victims of war, young and old, past and present.
War is violence and brutality inflicted upon humans, animals, vegetation, the planet, the universe and everything in general, over GREED.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Ever hear that before? It's because it's true. Our material "riches" on earth mean NOTHING when we die. Only love lives on.
Peace begins inside us, and THEN extends to our family, our friends, our neighbors, our community, our country, our planet. It's not the other way around.
Communication is better than violence. Communication solves problems. Violence creates problems. If you want a more peaceful world, you have to be a little more peaceful yourself, every day.
It's simple, but it's not easy.
BUT, it's worth it.
Life is precious - don't waste it.
Wish Only Well