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Opinion: Eurasia & Nagorno-Karabakh 2

Is enough not enough? Civilian casualties In peaceful times, it is easier for the victor to reconcile with the vanquished. It’s ten days already, and I kept wondering why these two governments prefer to use force over dialogue. I regret that the Armenian political leadership failed to engage the Azeri in peace talks when they […]

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Quote on War

Whoever likes war is not in his right senses and is a lunatic. We must ensure there is no war again. – Sir Joseph Hammond, Ghanaian World War Two Veteran

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Peace: Declare war on War

Let storms clap and rain fall heavily To wash fields free of blood & grease Let snow clog boots & war machines Let air blow deadly fighter jets off So darkness may turn to green fields & blue skies again Let the world know undiluted peace When Nature declares war on War! I pray for […]

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Modern Chaos

Untarred dusty roads, free wind beat Ancient hills hanging in the smog, While heaps of trash greet travelers Airy morning now, cheerful birds sing Smell of gutted fruits and vegetables, Markets swam with strange faces Human stench overwhelm the breeze At the distance, grasslands burn Hawks descend upon thick smoke As the fire lick the […]

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Don’t Cry

Now listen dear child, listen attentively To the forested hills, for they are your ancient brothers To the birds, they carry gossip and might have answers Watch the sunrise and sunset from tree branches Search the valleys too, let your eyes behold our land Feel the flowers with your finger tips Smell the caking dust […]

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Biafran Babies

I heard your songs soar through the thick forests, through the fields But the wind hid the song, your voice and your face from the world You were told to keep quiet, but if the hunger won’t let you from crying out Daada will have to drop you, so that the soldiers won’t find our […]

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Syria

The tears of dying children Is the lullaby of gunships The desert is smeared with Grease, oil and human blood The days turn to grieving nights But the world knew no sanity And those who fight in the fields Humanity eludes, Life is a little less than a chickens And yet we walk free across […]

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Thoughts

Dear diary, Night falls now… The city is quiet Save from toads Out in the field And wild crickets Hiding on the walls The distinct noises Of a quarelling couple Disturb my thoughts Down on this bed, I count the days work There were strange clouds Up the clouds today There were tales in my […]

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Peace & War

“…Once we knew peace And then a brother raised His hand upon the other The world was never the same again” We wake to the sound Of the buzzing bee And the fine sight Of green and clean fields Loved ones smile and roll On the sweet smelling turf The airs blow freely And all […]

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Come this thunder, 1967

Come this thunder When the nights glitter with explosions The resemblance of fire-cracker carnivals And as the rattling for supremacy Is heard from heartless machine guns Spewing the seeds of destruction Upon unfortunate children and men ‘Kwaa-pu kwaa-pu kwaa-pu, unu dum!’ ‘Leave here,’ the emissaries of death say Flying limbs, headless bodies and chaos Destruction […]

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Flowers from the front

Dear, I found a flower on a dirt patch This morning, as the sun rose It looked a little sickly It’s redness almost lost And it shivered on the morning breeze It told me about the dying world And I had pity on it The world is dying dear Man and machines are helping her […]

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Paris

Tonight, we moan For love that is alien to Earth For the pain you bear We cry for you Paris For love, we weep For thee mother Earth For men’s ruthlessness And the hatred that stays Bombs, hate and anger Humanity in taste for vengeance Destroys the efforts of centuries past And innocent souls made […]

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She

She lay in my arms Quiet, whispering and thinking Listening to the tune Of the Pines outside I saw the pain, the grief The despair maybe from disappointment Not sure of the future I wonder, I search her I look all about for a clue Beautiful she is, just lonely Wallowing in an unseen pain […]

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Peace

Let the rains fall heavily Wash our green fields free of blood Let snow cakes clog boots and machines Let air blow off deadly jets Let all darkness turn to life – green and abundance And let Divinity bless us humanity Let the world know some peace Let Mother Nature declare war on War! Oiroegbu […]

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Love

Tomorrow looks faint At times we wonder What will happen next? What if the stars fall? Nature looks on, letting the rain Wash the greases off the machine The blood of blasted bodies and souls And feeds all into the rivers One wonders why infants Are destroyed, not a chance given A total future wiped […]

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Deceptive pursuits

As we walk the void called life Wandering for things unknown Walking on deep darkness, Seeking much that others sought Blending into all strange hues Of hate, intolerance and wrath Understanding no religion, believing in bloodshed Fighting for some deity Maiming, killing, bombing And asking all questions why Staying hard from stepping on toes Getting […]

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