The Tiny Rule

by Domenico Sottile   Jan 10, 2020


The Tiny Rule

Assassination ought never be an option
for it hardly ensues a correction
even a war massacre
ought to be forbidden
for either earlier or later
giving a chance
no matter who calls the checkmate
it ends up
in a worse circumstance
No matter how hard
we try to circumnavigate
soon or late

Taking lives carries us astray
away from love much too far
for love means just
to love at any rate
and void of bar

Excuses for cancelling lives
in the name of love
are obsolete
as an Old Testament rove

Forgetting
“thou shall not kill”
firm commandment
against which
can absolutely never a reason exist
at any moment
for -on the contrary -
lies the deepest reprimand

Note the source of which
so astutely intended
to yield absolute a resolution
in no other way to be comprehended

For once we remove
the blinding fog and mist
we realize how
no whatsoever justifications
for taking lives exist

Non-compliance of the rule
being so lethal
ought not be allowed
to be ever legal
Therefore
we ought not
think for a moment
making killing to be
a viable capital punishment

No other rule so human
there ever was
created by man

Why have we not learned
how -just this tiny rule-
could bring us
such an enormously better
and peaceful world?

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