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by Jeanette Foresta
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Are we dumber than straw? Or, is it war, war, war?


I gaze upon the basket on my window sill
and observe how the straw sits there so very still 

Small pieces braided dutifully where
different colors compliment each other so beautifully

The basket lives as one piece of straw 
Not trying to separate not drumming up war 

There is no argument

I was there first, or my maker loves me more

so he quenches my thirst

How childish and insecure that really sounds 

the ignorance of it which abounds 

Are we dumber than a piece of straw
since we are always turning back to war 

Isn't there another way 
If only that thought could stay 

But it all has been forgotten
Just like the Son who was begotten 

And all war starts from there
How we have the need to compare 

One religion against the next 
 only one God we give offense 

We must be dumber than a piece of straw.
Since we don't know how to stop 

peace through war!






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Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler 11/16/2011
Effective write. Nice work.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/10/2008
A deeply touching poem
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 11/12/2004
Passion drips from this piece. You are a very talented writer. Thanks for this offering.
Reviewed by Michael Kersting 8/30/2004
Very good, keep it up!
Reviewed by Jeremy Vaeni 4/25/2004
We don't know how to stop gaining peace through war and yet peace is never gained through war. Quite the Mad Hatter's tea party we've got going.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/10/2004
Beautifully crafted - greatly enjoyed!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/10/2004
Wonderful write!!!!
Reviewed by Joe McCarthy 3/7/2004
And its never a true peace.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/6/2004
Superb message, Jeanette. Eloquently and effectively stated. Thank you for this offering of your lucid, timely and valid thoughts. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/3/2004
war has become a family heirloom
<poem there>

goo write

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/3/2004
The war to end all wars the late great Churchill said, and rooseavelt had the same hope, as he stayed in office with blood pressure of 300/200, if that's not a saint, what is? dying for his people. well written..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/3/2004
Well written Jeanette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/2/2004
The Bible quotes, "there will be wars, and rumors of war." toward the end time. Wars have been going on forever, there are just more of them now. I hate that anyone uses God or religion as their excuse for going to war. Most of it I believe, is all about power and money.
We as American people have no power whatsoever. Laws and politicians will always do what they please. Our dumb ass Governor has let many convicted killers go, clemency. The Governor gave one of his buddies, Sen Clark clemency. Clark had stolen tons of money that he will never pay back. Then the governor said, "We need more money for schools, so we have to come up with a new tax.
Anyone, or most anyone in government turns into a crook. It doesn't matter who we vote in. Politicians are slim period.
Didn't mean to get off the beaten path Jeanette.
Your message is loud and clear.....
Your friend Ron......I sent Sara a nice card with a puppy on the front.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/2/2004
Profound and insightful write!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/2/2004

IN All HISTORY Whence Economy Is Bankrupt START A WAR Or WAR'S!

Reviewed by jude forese 3/2/2004
it seems all the world's leaders are really strawmen in disguise ... their heads are full with emptiness ... it's seems like we are living in the land of Oz ... war does nothing but promote more war ... very well written, i'm glad to see you posting again ...
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