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World Citizens
by Douglas Mattern
Friday, March 30, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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The new responsibility to think and act as citizens of the world

The human drama of so many years
Is often told as a history of war;
Never more than the last hundred years
With millions killed and injured soar.

It is the same today as in the past.
When the politicians speak of peace,
The soldiers know their destiny cast
And cries for victory never cease.

This violence cannot continue more;
As President Kennedy was wise to state:
Unless we finally put an end to war
The end of mankind will be our fate.

Time to act as Citizens of the World;
Farewell to arms our sacred creed
with new flags of the earth unfurled
New civilization and peace will succeed

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Reviewed by Jansen Estrup
Even though I doubt your premise (I cannot think of a time in my life when war has not been hobnailing around in some part of the world) I admire your stance and determination ... war is expensive and profitable for the few, peace cheap and enriching of the many. Nevertheless, I join you in embracing the principle and thank you for so much empassioned effort over so many years. Perhaps 'civilization' and peace are incompatible ...
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