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go not down that road
Go Not Down That Road
by Kaleem Raja
Go not down the road of conflict.
Go not down the road of resentment,
Damning indictments and blistering judgements.
Go not down that road
That leads you to hating your fellow man.
Go not down that road that sees you initiating
An exchange of angry words,
A bombardment of peaceful worlds.
Not down the roads
That lead to depravity and self safety
And inflicted injury upon others,
Not down roads that line your pockets
With money pilfered from the panhandles of blind beggars,
Roads that satiate your hunger
With food snatched from dying men,
Roads that seal the fate of children that are exploited for your personal gain.
Roads that makes picnics of gross inequities,
That shakes hands with fists that bludgeoned manacled men in torture chambers,
Made of hearts and hopes commercial bear traps,
That are blood drenched and laced with poison,
Destruction and decay.
Go not down that road I say...