Futility of wars

Nobody Wins

Nobody Wins
Nobody Wins

young men at war

young soldier.
young soldier.

Tiny word. Enormous consequences

 WAR !

What a tiny word. Three letters only.

WAR !

What gigantic amounts of chaos are caused.

WAR !

That one little word contains so much hate.!

HATE !

Hate the enemy.

How else could they do it?

Young men, not aggressive,

Not criminals,

Not cruel.

Simply young men.

 

our young men

our young men
our young men

WAR !

What a useless happening.

Young men sent away.,

Sent to be part of this useless happening!

Useless killing! Nobody wins.

WAR!

How self-deluding are the instigators?,

How self-righteous are those who plot the strategies?

And they themselves see nothing of the battlefield.?

WAR !

When will it end , if ever?

No-one wins.

No-one wins.

No-one wins.!!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Nobody wins. Men will have to check their pride and anger at the door eventually. We need to evolve. We cannot remain uncivilized. Thank you Dim. This is very beautiful.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you micky. I was thinking of you when I wrote it.You are one of the winners, because you now believe in The Golden Rule and all you can to practise it.

Thank for reading. x


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Dim you are so right!!! No one wins. Young men sent into the battlefield only to come back changed souls if they come back at all. I can only imagone how many of them sit and wonder 'what are we doing here?' Very profound Hub. Thank you Dim!! xxxxxxx


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi there!! Thanks for the comment. Hope you are well.

Will be over at your page later. take care.x


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Nobody wins ever. You sent a powerful message in just a few words of poetry and one of these days soon, the message will ring stronger and truer than any weapon.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..the Fugs had a song from the 60's called Kill for Peace - nice irony in that one!

.....futility in wars - three words as answered by four of mine - does man ever learn?

...and one of my favorite songs by Pete Seeger - Where have all the flowers gone?

...although I always get a peaceful vibe from your hubs .....


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

SilverGenes. So nice of you to comment. I couldn´t agree more....... One of these days.....


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Don´t remember The Fugs, but I sure remember...¨Where have all the flowers gone?¨...... I loved it then and now.

Nice of you to say you get ´peaceful´vibes from my hubs. Thank you.x


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

War... so long with mankind. I dream of peace! Someday... in Paradise...


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Best dream to have I´d say.... Paradise.

pleased to meet you.x


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I dream of peace, someday, here, and the sooner the better! No-one ever wins at war, the victors today will be the losers tomorrow, always.

"There is no way to peace - peace is the way" - A.J. Muste.

Thanks so much for sharing this moving piece on the futility of war.

Love and peace

Tony


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Lovely quote....´there is no way to peace- peace is the way´ Thank you for commenting.

love and peace, as always, Dim


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

War is mass hallucination mainly among politicians wherein people do what is wrong and think it is right. Thank you so much for writing this.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

wonderfully worded, Jess. I quite like the idea of politicians having mass hallucinations.... you know the type where they think they can fly and collectively step off a skyscraper.....


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

God bless Dim! I had to read again. I'm pushing all your buttons again! Don't tell your hubby!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

You are a star!!!Thanks for only mentioning hubby , not the cat, who sadly had to be left behind in Tenerife.


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Ramsa1 5 years ago from A citizen of the World

Man kind(?) still has much to learn. Old men send young men to war so the huge multi-nationals can make even more money.

We humans are not civilized. All we have done is learn to kill more efficiently. Very sad.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

l could´n´t agree with you more. We´ve only found more efficient ways of killing eachother.

Thank you for the comment.

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