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Our Limited Understanding

What did he mean
when he said
turn the other cheek?
Does it mean
violence isn't the answer
and peace is always the way?

Is it to deny the natural
carnal response?
To challenge the older laws
that have long been ensconced?

Maybe it's a come on
to the ungodly
"Give me what you got
I have no need to be afraid."
Maybe he meant
our bones are fragile
but our hope is not?
It shall never rust nor decay.

Surely a punch in the face
is no threat to one's life.
If a man put a gun to your wife
would you just let her die??

(surely life is precious
but God have mercy
should it come to this)

Should we cast down our weapons,
trade them for pruning hooks?
Is that what Jesus meant?
Or perhaps, maybe,
it begs you to take a deeper look.
and gaze at the wisdom God has sent.

Does it not surely mean that hatred
can't be snuffed out
by more hatred?
There are many trials we go through
but one thing we must know
is that love should always be sacred.

When he stated
Ye are the Light of the World
does that not imply
that the world itself is DARKNESS?
It's a gloomy forbidding place
with many pricks and thorns:
why add to the harshness?

For now it seems
we see through a glass darkly.
Having trouble deciphering
the passages and what they meant.
What about Romans 13
where it says, Execute vengeance
against those who do evil?
To whom is it referring
and to what extent?

Our limited understanding
leaves us grounded.



NOTE: This was written in response (and inspiration) to Liam McDaid's poem titled Thou Shalt Not Kill. It's a very fascinating topic, and one where I don't quite have answers...

Copyright © Timothy Hicks | Year Posted 2014

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Art of Love

This times, you would receive the two things from others.
Violence or grace. 
Jealousy to your success,
And grace to your failure.

So, you should not be sad.

Survival is meaningless with grace. 

Believe me,
You are the king or queen of love.
Try to distribute your love.
Don't want to see yourself as the beggar of love. 

One day, future of mankind will be written with your love.
You will become history.

(The poem is dedicated to my favorite poet Charmaine Chircop.)

SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA

Copyright © Sandip Goswami | Year Posted 2015

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NONVIOLENCE

No need for violence or aggression
A passive acceptance of oppression 
A powerful tool for social protest
To be peaceful and not violence many will resist
It presumes the intent of social change
Some believe not using belligerence is insane
Nonviolence is a synonym for pacifism
When you hear this word, you associate it with Civil Rights and racism
Nonviolence is not inaction it is the patience to win
You gain a lot of support, love, respect, and friends
See many people do not like change
So many have used diverse methods in their peaceful campaigns 
Dr. Martin Luther King seen peace and equality to all races in his dream
Mahatma Gandhi helped India win its independence through bigotry that was extreme
I think that we should inevitably re-shape the social order in a lack of prejudice form
If we constantly use peace, we can weather many of these racial motivated storms
To listen to another's point of view is largely dependent on reciprocity
Not injustice, hate, and apathy
That is what makes me so angry
Remember what Jesus’ says, "love thine enemy”

"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of 
spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him."
Martin Luther King

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they 
are capable of being.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Copyright © Jeffrey Lee | Year Posted 2009

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Cain's Self Denial 2015

  Cain's Self Denial 2015

4 a m again alone,
In a room full of peers
A raging war is being fought,
Confined between your ears
Drafted into battle, with no enemy to engage
Yet volunteering unwillingly fueling dueling rage
Mystic river flows, with the blood of innocent
No longer even knowing, or caring how truth was bent
Angry at nobody, and everyone in between
Sabotaging yourself, and unraveling every seam.
Imaginary enemies
Whose roles change day to day 
A game with no clear rules 
Consciously  unconsciousness, I know that I must pay 
What promise can be spoken, to bring life into the void, uttered self denial, to speak within the ploy
And the enemy I can't see,  nor begun to understand 
Callously reflects my cards and always tips my hand
The price you pay for breaking souls, just keeps on feeling cheaper 
You soothe your conscience with the ancient line that your not your brother's keeper
There's no bad and there's no good, you played the only hand you could 
.
And the hollow eyes around you, pretend they couldn't see
You shake your head and try your best to pretend you don't believe 
Yet you know too well the horror. . .  Of what you've come to be

Copyright © Kelly Crenshaw | Year Posted 2015

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STORM COMING African tribal violence

Storm coming, madam
Me-- I’m going up country-- 
Lay low and stay sweet*


*stay sweet--stay alive



Victoria Anderson-Throop
Nairobi, Kenya
November 26, 2012


Note: Political unrest near Nairobi, Kenya due to election strategies. Polish nun told me that she was warned by a local moonshine runner to hide. Too late. She was pistol whipped by local police who wanted more protection money. Didn’t get the money (it was a free clinic, so nurses had no money) Police beat the nurse/nuns and absconded with the very rare and precious AIDS meds to sell to the hospitals.Free AIDS clinic was forced to close.(Kenyan government does not have free health care for the poor)   Nuns are recovering then being transferred to other clinics. Three went back to Europe forced into early medical retirement due to permanent injuries sustained by police and/looters. The care program(education and/or placement) for the children whose parents were AIDS patients is gone. Children have taken to the streets in desperation.  Count your blessings.

Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop | Year Posted 2012

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Fuller Ironic Future

Your true self is intelligence
and the rest of you, only appearance,
don't lose sight of your true self,
don't waste your time chasing trivial
yet unobtainable goals.
Rumi (M Mafi, trans)

Physical is always special case.
Energy is physical
and always special case.
Information is always special case.
Energy is information:
information is energy co-arising.
Special case is always realized
by its co-gravitational energetic information.

Dimension is unique frequency information.
Time incrementation is special case information.
Concept is general [qualitative function]:
in-formation is quantitative
(special case).
Buckminster Fuller, 1979, 1075.12, p. 446.

No one of us
and all of us together,
believe in optimal intelligence, information, integrity within 
ourselves,
our families,
our Earth,
our God,
with coincidental absence of any intelligence,
information,
integrity,
wisdom,
power,
presence among, without,
in Special Case Physical Universe.

Warnings Against the Use of Force
predict Warnings Advocating the Use of Tao-Balance
as active peace natural Special Case information
natural systemic integrity
ionic energy and ergodic reiterate intelligence,
eco-consciousness.

Those investing Tao teleology to help deploy power
within Earth's Tribes and Trees,
Oppose conquest by force of arms,
    oppose violence as over-reactive conquest to control behavior,
    to generate sustainable compliance.
For violence is wont to rebound.
Where competitors organize, thorns and brambles,
chaotic entropic evils and sins grow their hubris-decadent flowers.
The raising of a great Win-Lose Gaming Strategy
Yin follows with a karmic balance of overly-satiated dearth,
depressing, oppressing, suppressing living dying,
not fully alive Special Case.

Therefore Wisdom, Intelligence, Information, Integrity
effect their harmonic eco-logical purpose,
then stop with Midway Balance.
Special Case Logicians dare not react with power-over reductive arms;
Integrity effects synergetic meaning,
and does not over-knot EcoUnity;
Intelligence effects spacetime general-Commons binomial relationship,
negentropically prime balance is universally implied by double-negative
equals positive,
and by avoiding too labyrinthine esoterics,
mid-metamorphic polypathicism;
Information effects positive meaning, comprehension, co-consciousness,
and bows humbly toward double-binding negentropic Yin
double-negative original intents and coincidental purposes.

Special Case Wisdom affects, effects,
causes, infects regrettably responsive defense,
without remainder.
End of sentence.
Followed by fore-givenness, forebearance, 
reconciliation, regeneration of prime confluent relationship
co-active peace
excluding only cognitive dissonance.

Eco-logic grows eco-centered ecojustice 
naturally cooperative systems,
so cannot love violence.
For Special Case integrated organic systems climatically age
when over-extended past Primal (0) Tao Balance.

Egocentric EcoPOLYPATHOLOGY deductively-evolves
backward in time toward proactive competitive Win-Lose conquest;
the absolute spectral opposite of non-violent Win-Win orthopraxis,
where "Win" remains constantly drawn across each binomial appositional
logically-balancing position.
EcoPathology evolves violently against Special Case Information
Zero-Centric Taoism.

EcoPathologists mentor short-lived evolutionary strings
of dysfunctionally negative competitively hoarding
Left-brain dominant behavior.

If Universal Intelligent Intent is not yet commonplace understanding,
then our cooperative ecotherapeutic practice
cannot yet result in a sustained Beloved Special Case
Physical Universe.
Our lack of Universal Integrity and Wisdom practice
is our most efficient, tough-love, Teacher
of bicameral Right-Left hemispheric balanced Information Systems.

Short-sightedness,
small-mindedness,
poorly-sited natural resources,
reverse-recited ecologic,
evolving backward toward spring,
then winter's advent forward
from root toward branch
toward flowering seed
toward prime rootedness again;
discarding pretensions of ego and eco
as not eternally evolving MIDWAY interdependent Integrity,
TrimTab Tipping-Pointed Wu-Wei
Win-Win Tao's Group (0)-soul Theorem.

Prehensile pain and dissonant loss and blindness
cause short-sighted,
all too frequently recited, rehearsed, retold
repeated suffering mini-death crying for new birth
disinvested of misconceptions about thrival of the fitiningest,
positive deviance of Basic Attendance to and with co-mentors.

Wrestling with God,
abundantly yielding great polypathic exercise,
misses opportunities to wrestle with God,
to wrestle with wisdom within ourselves,
to wrestle with each Other,
with cooperative eco-centric Win-Win Original Intent,
to wrestle with God of Universal Wisdom.

Only violent assumptions wrestle against,
while double-negative balancing cooperative
ecosystemic assumptions wrestle with
commonly-held distortions,
side-by-side global EarthTribe solidarity,
each challenge shared toward Future's 
self-regenerative polyculturally dynamic information.

Physical Universal Wisdom
wrestling with dissonant frequencies
revolving contortions,
resolving contentions,
eco-justicing ecotherapy toward optimally responsible balance
and those yinyin harmonic octave functions and frequencies
with prime-fractal forms of time and memory encoded
bi-nucleic acids.

Transitionally Shifting Regeneration
toward active-peaceful contentment,
a more democratically accessible absence of irrational political confusion,
less suffering short-fall of well-being outcomes thru Universal Intelligence
--Just the Right amount of reconnected pain and ego-loss
for neither Right nor Left of (0) Tao Center
regenerative eco-redemptive birth of EarthTribe
comprehensive multisystemic bi-arising consciousness.

EarthTribe exegetes live Wisdom
and the rest of anthro-centric Us, only appearance.
Permacultural Truth,
don't waste time haunted by trivial ego- anthro-centric dissonance
with unsustainable sub-optimizing Win-Lose outcomes.

Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2015

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Race Riot

            Race Riot

Race Riots don’t start in Baltimore quiet
Silence is not what they seek 
Innocence stripped naked in childhood
Oppression festers in neighborhoods disease
Not genetically engineered in labs 
Pharmaceuticals have a hand some say
To fire the imagination, inflame bigotry
Revolutions begin in fear, form with the youth on streets
Young men find abuse as a way of life
No future, no truth of any use
Oppression germinates, grows in the dark like tar
Spreads on the heart contagious as black butter
The plague is far from over
It prays on black and white furious waters poison
Sour behavior feeds with flies and maggots, garbage and decay
Race riots take place silent in the mind at first
End in a pool of blood or something worse

Copyright © Earl Schumacker | Year Posted 2015

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PATRIOT ACT

we chose leaders to get along with each other
behind close doors
they’re plotting and stealing from each other
playing world domination
now we gotta go to war with each other
folded flags on wooden coffins
mourning fathers and mothers
no more war
let the leaders work it out with each other
exemplify love
love displays no hatred for another 
truth speaker
true leaders get along with each other
create peace    not war    unity together
impostors posing as leaders
no shame or another
teaching the world not to get along 
go to war   murder   rape   steal from the other
cut the patriot act
war is hatred
love is peace
exempt from a patriot act
thou shall not kill
leaders hiding behind a patriot act
follow the leader   follow the leader
what leader?
lose the patriot act

Copyright © Nailah Baniti | Year Posted 2016

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Medieval Ages work still in progress

I'll write to you of medieval ages,
Foreign lands,knights and of many sages.
Medieval verse,and versification
With ancient meter I shall imitate,
To flesh out this age's animation.
And stories fictional and real I'll tell.

The souls of sundry virtues and vices
I shall show to men of all kinds of eyes,
So that I their souls might excite to life. 
Who truly is alive without his senses,
yet many minds live with mental fences. 
The Gods were chased away from this  bright land,

And many countries were drowned in darkness.
Art was unpainted,clogged up fairy wells. 
Unlearning became the new science of man 
And music deemed to be of Satan birthed 
For its mirth, and carnal rhythmic pleasures.
Oh of truth this divine art of muses,

Music's mothers, the soul with beauty fuses,
Yet still were libraries burned to ashes, 
and with timeless secrets the fool clashes.
 Empires undone from within and out,
To be hewn down by hounds to war devout,
Who from savage forests came to devour 

The sheep and the pampered puppies of Rome.
The Gods did pity these once great races,
the light torchbearers which the dark faces
with it’s all consuming flames of sheer might
which scorches into ashes scrap and dross,
to fuel its holy energy and fire,

the giver to mankind of life so sought.

Copyright © Victor Chavez | Year Posted 2013

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Nature-Nurture

What suffering has been abated?
The cat still toys with her pray
Watching like a mother protecting her young
A grin carved with malintent

Order, a court of greater ills
Ladders with no rungs, smooth pillars
What sins does this kingdom commit
When there is no capacity for reason?

No ships sunk from remorse
A cargo never considered

What generous heart is weaved in roots and vines?

Copyright © Justin Benassi | Year Posted 2015

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Sonnet: Nothing feeds on itself like violence

Sonnet: Nothing feeds on itself like violence

Nothing feeds on itself like violence
The more it self-destructs the more its might
Goya geek – padi eaten by its own fence*
The dog that swallows its own tail in fright

Yet nothing changes fast as when throttled
Takes the weight of one’s whole life to wake up
Many the night Dopplegänger dreams rattled
Will the hand that wields the chopper back up

To see the other severed from body
Since violence begins in thoughts at will
Who can hold it back once in thoughts born free
The root cause of violence springs despite will

Envy and hatred begin in the eyes
And stick in the head right until one dies

•	Pagar makan padi: Malay for : The fence eats the padi/rice; meaning, treachery (where trust is betrayed).

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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The modern super hero

Made up super heroes we're taught to love
Made up archetypes we watch get rough

We cheer on as they dispense justice
We've stopped questioning why we idolize this

As our heroes have become more brutal and more violent
We've become more detached and less present

We're passing our degradation of what it means to be a hero to the next generation
They won't be impressed until it's more violent, bloodier, the next super brutal sensation

Copyright © Christopher Stones | Year Posted 2013

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WAR

Your word oh God is like unto a lamp
that guides the footsteps of your flock
inscribed upon their hearts like a stamp
and the path of the master they stalk

On the road to Mount Zion they walk
and the gifts they bring you in praise
about their redeemer and King they talk
and his banner is the one that they raise

Their garments resemble the spirit of light
and crowns of radiance upon their head
wield the Word of Truth do they fight
with principalities the earth will shed

Against the rulers of darkness they stand
the fallen sons of God and their wiles
they hold the shield of faith in their hand
to defend against that which defiles

They wrestle not with flesh and blood
against the strongholds of darkness they wield
with the gospel of peace are their feet shod
and the sword of the spirit in the field

They fight against those who mankind would harm
the war is not with weapons of steel
they have gone forth to sound the alarm
to flee from the gods where the fallen do kneel

The knowledge of God teaches love and truth
and tender thoughts of understanding
so many minds acquired hatred in youth
and with the armies of Demons are banding

To understand God his Word you must know
discerning the powers that rule in his stead
the Word who is master the truth will you show
least on the wrong path you be led

The sword of the spirit is the Word of Truth
God does not torture or rape
The Demons are ones who with war do sooth
and the face of this world shape

sources IICor. 10:3-6 Eph. 6:10-17
Mark 13:2 II Tim 3:1-5 
Apocalypse 11:18 , chptr 19

COPYRIGHT © all rights reserved
2010 C Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC

Copyright © Poetryof Providence | Year Posted 2014

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Violence as an instrument

Violence in quest for 
justice is virtuous but 
in pursuit of vengeance
it’s wicked.

Copyright © Haile Tesfaye | Year Posted 2015

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INTRODUCING VIOLENCE

A mother 
a priceless child 
running wild
with his imagination
breaks an empty glass
mother shouts
at last 
I’m going to kill you
tosses the child across the room
beats him with a plastic broom 
something terrible
for something so replaceable
who should be held responsible
for the child with a violent past
sitting on death row 
all from a broken a glass

Copyright © Nailah Baniti | Year Posted 2016

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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 41

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 41

More the imagination more damnation
Where would Earth be without Galileo’s lens
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Ancient Greeks refined the mind spirit nation
And yet let their gods abuse their common sense
More the imagination more damnation

All roads led to Rome and the Inquisition
El Hidalgo de la Mancha’s comeuppance
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Quixotic souls in windmills seek ruination
Who made Socrates take hemlock in Athens
More the imagination more damnation

Which mundane god revealed depths of Creation
Which holy tract mysteries of Existence
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Hermeneutics – art of deviation
How we love to split mythic hairs with incense
More the imagination more damnation
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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Elements of Evil

Evil is like a molecule 
it’s caused by multiple 
elements of which fear
is the root, lust is the
branch and pain is the
leave. Though violence is 
sometimes necessary to 
dismiss evil, the only 
antidote is love. 

Copyright © Haile Tesfaye | Year Posted 2015

Details | Villanelle | |

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 42

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 42

Wrap the self in fear for the dark cloaks the beast
Shut the door on vile thoughts no fear will wild knock
Does Death need an invitation for fun feast

Zhen the Eldest Son will pound the skies in jest
Ephemeral beings all will link arms lock
Wrap the self in fear for the dark cloaks the beast

Kan the Middle Son will come flooding through mist
Ephemeral beings all will cower in dock
Does Death need an invitation for fun feast

Gen the Youngest Son will cough fire at best
Ephemeral beings all will turn to rock
Wrap the self in fear for the dark cloaks the beast

Sun the Eldest Daughter will puff past the least
Ephemeral beings all will shudder shock
Does Death need an invitation for fun feast

Bright Li and Joyous Tui will sing dance the beat
Ephemeral beings all won’t this rhyme mock
Wrap the self in fear for the dark cloaks the beast
Does Death need an invitation for fun feast

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015 

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 39

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 39  

Carbon molecules woken up by thunder
Is violence life-wire of existence
Can God come into being beyond Nature

Violence in warp and woof of our nature
Can one avoid being part of violence
Carbon molecules woken up by thunder

Who put Arjuna on guard against anger
The cause of the Great War was not in suspense
Can God come into being beyond Nature

Arrogate violence and commit blunder
Can one take life and affirm his existence
Carbon molecules woken up by thunder

Taoists live life in accord with Nature
The seasons come and go in munificence
Can God come into being beyond Nature

Make not god to quibble about his Father
No god re-appears like this Grand Existence
Carbon molecules woken up by thunder
Can GOD come into being beyond Nature

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

Details | Villanelle | |

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 20

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 20

To what extent violent thoughts can be crimes
Is there one person who’s not guilty by thought
The Real in the Apparent see you rhymes

With what reason Raskolnikov murder rhymes
Does Nietsche see in him the greatness of thought
To what extent violent thoughts can be crimes

Can the rogue State justify wanton war crimes
Nor the Police non-citizen rights stamp out
The Real in the Apparent see you rhymes

Who tolls the church bells controls also the chimes
He who can think must also control the thought
To what extent violent thoughts can be crimes

Wanton acts of violence breed in all climes
Kubla Khan repeats the way Ghengis Khan fought
The Real in the Apparent see you rhymes

Does not Death commit unjust ultimate crimes
Who returns from the au-dela knows true nought
To what extent violent thoughts can be crimes
The Real in the Apparent see you rhymes

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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Crimes Past

To whit to be caught between two brothers
and become the sport of many others
She kept her heart from loving true
but not from the damage passing through
 
Oh twice spent the beauties coin
did deliberate vengence to purloin
thought knowingly did enter door
in spite she cast them to the floor
 
Though twas for couple it's own collusion
the device and trap it's own illusion
the crimes waylaid doth carry to the grave
to curse ones soul as fearful and not brave
 
Twas the story carried in her mind
her face to others she wished were blind
and with ones sight to look upon her heart
to know in violence was her start
 
She thought those sins would ever last
or to shake the paths of her past
in her fears her heart down cast
she did not know to forgiveness ask
 
Unable to differentiate between love and need
or if womans desire was only greed
If man looks upon her with his smile
is he looking for love or just another trial
 
She asks those questions to this day
must there be violence to graveyard pay
for many men have forced their way
in their behavior did have no say
 
COPYRIGHT © 2009 C Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC

Copyright © Poetryof Providence | Year Posted 2012

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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent -4

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 4

Test not people of a violent nature
The choice is not that simple: run if you can
The situation calls for plans more mature

Yijing’s ‘Withdraw into your own armature’
May not the violent deter nor you ban
Test not people of a violent nature

Like as not more cunning than immature
Your lofty thoughts and plans put under scan
The situation calls for plans more mature

Not everyone can alter Laws of Nature
Yet it’s everyone’s duty to make a stand
Test not a people of a violent nature

If you let grow your own virtue in stature
The seasons will follow through according to plan
The situation needs no plans more mature

Can evil people cloaked rude in ill-nature
Succeed where violence breeds not in Man
Test not people of a violent nature
The situation calls for plans more mature

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

Details | Villanelle | |

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 36

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 36

Blame not the man whose mind is not his own
From birth to death he’ll do what he’s told
Must he not those who’re not his kind disown

Does the killer kill what to him is unknown
When does he decide when When he makes bold
Blame not the man whose mind is not his own

Do those who are killed kill in the Unknown
Killer who killed Who cast him in mind mould
Must he not those who’re not his kind disown

Who does the killer kill if not his own
Who’s the real killer Can it be told
Blame not the man whose mind is not his own

The mind that’s massaged from birth makes no moan
Neither those who kill  by proxy for gold
Must he not those who’re not his kind disown

When each god must swallow words not his own
How might those bred into belief take hold
Blame not the man whose mind is not his own
Must he not those who’re not his kind disown

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

Details | Villanelle | |

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 56


Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 56

To what extent can there be room for free will
If what governs is the Principle Yang-Yin
Since the future can largely be told at will

Since the Yi Jing permits karma to fulfil
Good works compensate pitfalls one stumbles in
To what extent can there be room for free will

For the Principle to work there must be Evil
In living things with will embedded in the gene
Since the future can largely be told at will

At what stage can karma begin the peril
Quadrupeds sans will or when bipeds sin
To what extent can there be room for free will

Does karmic balance-sheet deduct influence ill
Parents environs victims of upbringing
Since the future can largely be told at will

None can be guilty as the mythic Devil
The game’s over what pardon when neither win
To what extent can there be room for free will
Since the future can largely be told at will

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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There Are Two Kinds Of Evil Men

There are two kinds of evil men,
There are two kinds of men,
There are the evil men who think they do good,
And the evil men who know they do evil,
I am Cain who killed Abel.

Copyright © Dean Marais | Year Posted 2015

Details | Villanelle | |

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 54


Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 54

Must Nature fulfil its terminal plans
The question is Are we in its primal aims
Can Man be content with what he understands

Does Nature kill for fun or to teach lessons
Are we central to the Multi-Verse’s claims
Must Nature fulfil its terminal plans

Does the Tao inform Siva’s dream drunk dance
Or is some standstill boredom reason for games
Can Man be content with what he understands

Is so much lightning-thunder mere flash in pans
So many players in outfields lost without names
Must Nature fulfil its terminal plans

Must Nature destroy what IT creates in trance
Life and Death the Known and Unknown whom one blames
Can Man be content with what he understands

Is the idea Maya a contresens
Who would create to destroy what he proclaims
Must Nature fulfil its terminal plans
Can Man be content with what he understands

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - Part III - 49

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – Part III - 49

The ONLY god there is Is there in your eyes
Close your eyes at sundown Who awaits at dawn
Infinite grandiose Multi-Verse never dies

Physico-chemical bio-logicalize
Infinitesimal these laws never born
The ONLY god there is Is there in your eyes

Are not players in the field fire and ice
Trillion thunder blasts gouge out space new-born
Infinite grandiose Multi-Verse never dies

The principle’s Yang/Yin or love turned to lies
If each living thing does not obey command
The ONLY god there is Is there in your eyes

Be not so vain as to think your god’s more wise
Just watch the Heavens toil and churn every dawn
Infinite grandiose Multi-Verse never dies

Nature has no need for mythic petty lies
Nothing humans cook up reflects Nature’s lawn
The ONLY god there is Is there in your eyes
Infinite grandiose Multi-Verse never dies

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015 

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 53


Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 53

Must appearance differ from reality
In as much as front and back of the same body
To negate existence in non-duality

Being the non-existence of duality
Existence displaces both in one body
Must appearance differ from reality

Either and neither one incongruity
Make both come alive in one busy-body
To negate existence in non-duality

Everything comes from nothing logicality
Open your eyes you’re the Purusha body
Must appearance differ from reality

Every time you conceive the entirety
You affirm existence in your own body
To negate existence in non-duality

Time’s the hand draws curtain of eternity
Past nor future exists in any body
Must appearance differ from reality
To negate existence in non-duality

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2015

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2015

Details | I do not know? | |

Cold Fear

Looking out with apathy as strong as currents from the greatest seas. Destined to roam yet destinies free lost within the symphonic ballad containing all of lives mysteries. Will we ever see what we were ment to be or are we trapped within our self created Fantasy.
Screaming down from up above all of them calling "blood for blood" covering the cries from within being sure to never allow them to win. Within the blink of an eye and the burning within, turning tranquility to violence and violence will spread leaving those who oppose feeling hopless, dead. Suppressed by the sovereignty we are buried by power.In the end it's me,perhaps even we, who must begin to fear what humanuty will grow to be..

Copyright © Jess Smith | Year Posted 2011

Details | Blank verse | |

Its Gangsters and VIolence Part 1

As i spit, the fire blazes off of my tongue, burns this love of anger inside of me
the sunny warmth of this heart seeks out what bestows me
and i continue to depict life in a red hue
so as i walk down the streets, red chucks on my feet and a red jansport backpack, i see
these kids on smack
and im thinking, damn, all high on the mainstream of life that such bitterness has
constrained them.  That's not where i want to be
but as i continue to walk along this side of the sidewalk, the redness in these curtains
bleed and convey me, control me, compel me, intimidate me
And now I am lost.  Absorbed into the brightest of red.
I represent RED.
So as I enter the doorsteps of this home, 
the blue skies fade away, 
and turn this dullness into gray.  
As I take the first step through the door, 
broken dishes scatter alongside every broken tint 
of blue that rushes out of the tub, 
palms raise and screams ring throughout my eardrums.
Such fate of tears I cannot unwind.  
I leave.  
Take the shelter on this side of the sidewalk underneath the ocean sky
along with my family built by society.  
We must hold strong together, 
we must defend each other when in need and through struggles.  
Bring forth the blue of the day.
I represent BLUE.
They walk along the lines.  
I must walk in the middle.  
They are bright with emotions.   
I must dim myself out of respect.  
In the royal purple chambers of loyalty 
i sit in the middle of the road 
not to disclaim their obstruction, 
but to prevent it for change.  
To seek out greater intelligence 
and proclaim that life does not end
 just because of society.  
The consistence of this eager swells

Copyright © Krystilla Cha | Year Posted 2008