In This Twenty-First Century

Guns undermine humanity.

Weaponry destructs the goodness in people.

What peace is there in killing?

What democracy lies in bombing?

In this Twenty-First-Century,

We are not limited

To chairs and tables

To settle our differences.

Talk is a virtue

When it achieves a common good.

We are geared by technology and knowledge

To advance civility.

We are better

Than our pride and fears

Can turn us into–

For humanity is the very vessel of compassion

and humility.

Any war makes peace

A fantasy.

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