War is a Commodity

by mossgirl19   Jun 3, 2017

War is a commodity, by which we live
A product we all produce and sell
War is the gold we cannot give
A diamond we value well.

War is an economy, a need
A trader’s opportunity to lie
That which has a steady demand
Now abundant in its supply.

War is a currency the world has recognized
A payment so accepted
War is the standard measure of time
By which we have depended.

War is a staple food we eat
A wanted meal on our tables
War is a thirst never quenched
Not even the seas are able.

War is not guns and bombs, my friend
War is you, and so is me
War is indifference and ignorance
An inside mutiny.

-It is a sad time for my country as the Philippine government fights against our own people. War always leave people dead and that is what's really, really heartbreaking.


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  • 2 years ago

    by zvikov

    Wonderful! "The Economics of War" I will call it - Are you an economist?

  • 2 years ago

    by Matt

    Powerful and well written

  • 2 years ago

    by Kips

    Such a great piece with a powerful message. Praying for the Philippines

  • 2 years ago

    by Bradley Peter

    An absolutely incredible piece. I love the language in this, the sense of all-encompassing sorrow. It was beautifully poetic, and profoundly wise. It was a real treat to read. Had an essence of Bob Dylan and John Lennon, actually. It had the atmosphere of a well known poem written decades ago.

    I think, if this is the quality of work you will continue to produce, then we - the readers of your work - will be exceedingly lucky.

  • 3 years ago

    by gopi nath


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