War on

war on terror

war on drugs

war on poverty

we need a war

on hugs

because war

creates more


and drugs

and millions

of poor

and we need more love

and we need less war

and we’ve seen it all before

back when we were

the tired,

the hungry,

the poor,

finding outstretched


and open


as we washed up

from foriegn shores

but now the doors

have locks

and war

has become a stock

and the temperature rises

and there are fewer surprises

just poverty

or prison

or mission accomplished

and fifteen years later

the war on terror

has been

its biggest


this blowback

bringing attacks

leading to attacks

and computer hacks

have shown

that uncle sam has known

all along

that violence

is the wrong answer

like a doctor

treating cancer

caused by cancer

with more cancer

and you dont

have to be

a dancer

to know

that they tip-toe

all around the truth

and tap dance

to steal the show

and we’re strung out

and starving

but our money goes

to more


and your sisters on

her third tour

in Afghanistan

where the poppies grow

and you wont pass go

you’ll go

directly to jail

when you piss hot

and fail the test…

and its time we put

these wars to rest

give the poor

the best chance

to survive

stop fueling terror

so it cant thrive

and stop viewing addicts

any different than drunks

at the local dive…

and remember,

drunks at the local dive

are no better

or worse than you

and me

and not everyone can find

nine to five

but around the world

we all deserve

to be free




About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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