On the Edge of a Knife

Written by: Matthew Anish

     The blade will sting you 
if you are not careful 
    A taste for blood 
  runs in the veins of too many 
      people to be ignored
We all are facing 
    the edge of a sharp knife
   Sharpened steel still terrifies
Do you not care for peace? 
    Then face reality 
The hatred which flows in so many people's brains
   Endangers us 
       We must seek shelter 
 If you watch the dance from a distance 
Then you may take your safety for granted 
    There are those out there who feel 
contempt for those they cannot understand 
Peace will come to you 
   if you are ready 
and take precautions 
  when they are neccessary