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Feeding Mankind

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Feeding Mankind

Feeding Mankind

We have to kill each other,
it's determined in our genes.
We have to maim and slaughter
to fulfil inherent dreams.
Fools believe man carries
a peaceful heart of sorts,
they look through rosy glasses
and never see the warts.

If everyone was equal
and needed nothing more
we'd still seek out a reason
to start a bloody war.
If nobody went hungry
had food for all their needs,
Mankind would go on killing
for on killing Mankind feeds.

Ivor G Davies

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  1. Date: 4/19/2011 1:11:00 PM
    What an enjoyable read and how truthful. Exquisite ending, Ivor. :))

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 5:21:00 AM
    Ivor welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative poetry tonight.. hope your time on P.S. will be filled with fun and sharing with luv.. our contests are free to enter ..so please check them out ..good luck ..luv..

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 4:06:00 AM
    What a deep and thoughtful summing up ..mankind would go on killing for on killing mankind feeds. I liked the way you have said it, Ivor

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 7:47:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup Ivor. I think all the Soupers are in for a treat with your creative poetry. So glad you're here! Best , Judy

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Hi, Ivor. I emigrated here a day ahead of you. You were the first to post, however. I like your poem, despite its pessimism. Personally, I don't feel the need to seek out a reason for war. However, I recognize that I live in a country with an economy based upon war. This was definitely "food" for thought. -- J. Ph. K.

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 12:26:00 AM
    I must say it's not every day you read a poem with such good rhythm and rhyming, and I like your touch of humour "and never see the warts" still there are those who don't look through rose but storm coloured glasses, and I think that's worse, a very good poem though, my view may differ slightly from yours, I will never be blind to true talent.