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We Don't Want To Play
by Sandy Knauer
Thursday, January 15, 2004

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We Don’t Want To Play


In a home across the world

A mother shelters her child

She rests her arm across his head

Lest a bullet come inside


Our men hate her men

But we don’t want to play

When her child gets hurt

The world will hear me cry


Somewhere in a far away place

A young man lost his mind

His body eventually came back home

With nothing left inside


His men hated their men

But he didn’t want to play

As he watched others get hurt

He wished that he could die


Another day, another war

Innocent people pay the cost

Hopes and dreams go up in smoke

While souls crumble inside


Evil men hate other evil men

But we don’t want to play

How many people must be hurt

Before they tell us why


ć 2004, Sandy Knauer

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/17/2005

True poetic-social writing on the criminals of our time.

The closing lines can be responded by the VATICAN, WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES AND THE UNITED NATIONS“"Five Permanent LORDS, for they are the ENGINEERS OF WAR.

"We Don't Want To Play" shows that our Poets are taking stand,
and that this is the century of Poetry“s Revelation.

Thank You, Poet for warning that we are about to be taken into the slaveyard, unless we say "NO" to those above identified.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 1/24/2004
Profound statement. Good to see you standing up for your beliefs and values. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/18/2004
Poignantly powerful and deeply meaningful. Thank you for this offering, Sandy. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 1/18/2004
Powerfully said....great writing!

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/17/2004
Heart touching write...written straight from the n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/16/2004
heartwrenching! :( (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 1/15/2004
Excellent statement on the impact of devastation war can bring...excellent.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/15/2004
Strong sentiments.
It's a tough world
One mans home is another mans military target.
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 1/15/2004
wonderful poem. expressed very well.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 1/15/2004
Powerful stuff. Excellent.
Thanks for stopping by my den. :0)
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/15/2004
It's a mean world Sandy. Your poem saidit, hate driven. Very well expressed and touching. cheers. G
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/15/2004
Powerful reminder of war's devastation - on everyone. Thanks for posting this.
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