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The Good Side

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The Good Side

The spear was invented to kill before your opponent gets close enough to harm you. The Bow was invented to stop you before you can use your spear. The gun will stop you before you can shoot your bow. The rifle will stop you before you can shoot your gun. The rocket will stop the rifle. The bomb destroys the rocket launcher. Negotiation was invented because the bomb is too inhumane. Why don’t we just go back to the days of one on one and learn to negotiate. Well, that is the good side talking. The good side doesn’t recognize the bad side, until the bad side gets in his face. Playing catch-up, the good always comes from behind, to triumph over evil. Though it never seems that way it is true in the long run. So be it. Jan 30, 2013 cghjr

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts! The knife is the weapon of a person who wants to know death, who believes that they will not come away unscathed?, the sword is the weapon of a person who shies from blood and wishes to enjoy the dance of death before getting the soul sullied, the bow is the weapon of a person who doesn't wish to see the result of their deed and does not wish the image of their killing to remain in their head,

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 3/25/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If you kill or hurt it should HURT you, you body, your mind & your soul, you should not come away from killing or hurting feeling nothing.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 3/25/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the gun is the weapon of a weak person who doesn't wish to get overly involved, train their body to be fit, train their heart and mind to be clear, they simply wish to kill fast so fast that one death isn't sufficient for their need for an adrenaline rush. The rocket is the tool of a coward who feels his life has so much more value that the whole rest of God's earth & creatures.
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Very compelling write here Charles, love the sequence. Negotiating seems to be lost. Thanks for stopping by,

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:10:00 AM
    This is very thought provoking. The problem with humans they always imagine themselves to be on the right side. Often the side they are on is their own side.