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*due to a line limit of 40, i wanted to add something like. 

Palestine vs Israel.

Destruction of coral, and the fight for the artic cycle.

 

Let the final countdown begin Proxy war in Afghanistan Saudi Arabia vs. Iran India vs Pakistan Sunni vs Shia The 38th divide of Korea China taking over the sea As the US debt is skyrocketing Militaries expand Droughts and famine in farmlands Christian exodus from the middle east Refugees from the lack of peace Annexations by Russia No one screams in hysteria Pocket nukes are ok to use Mankind has a short fuse One, two, three, four, five What to do to stay alive To simplify, put your head between your legs And kiss your *** goodbye God, please hold our hand The world is sinking in quicksand Angry, greedy statesmen Sounding the drum of the horsemen Artificial intelligence Climate change and mass surveillance With two minutes left to midnight Listen for the sound Drop the beat, hit the ground Dynamite as bright as daylight Signaling for help with a flashlight Playing the rave, igniting the night The blasting wave, in the grave, later love Smitten with the fireworks above The nuclear deterrent is gone Nothing but an oxymoron The plight of mankind fight Cockroaches become the spotlight As they write what happened at midnight February 7, 2018 - Updated 5/14/2019 For Emile Pinet Contest The doomsday clock 2 minutes to midnight

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Date: 9/15/2019 3:41:00 PM
I can picture this step by step. Nice work!
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Date: 7/23/2019 5:48:00 PM
Very well done :)
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Date: 7/23/2019 1:06:00 PM
Do you know the song lyric- "when will they ever learn" Your work has a similar theme. According to Richard Leaky war is not in our genes but a cultural invention. That is the shape of one man's opinion! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/23/2019 9:45:00 AM
It's been a long time but I have to say I am impressed. I could have wrote this. I have to look at more of your work.
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Date: 7/23/2019 8:40:00 AM
nice one. don't know if war is right or wrong, needed or not needed, however it may be that unless we evolve there will alway's be a militia and a police force, and crime and war, unfortunately this seems to be human nature. see/comment on mine, please, on poetrysoup, sincerely Daniel schack.
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Date: 7/23/2019 7:50:00 AM
Powerful write G. Action filled and intense. Congratulations on POTD. Regards. Charlie
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Date: 6/6/2019 2:15:00 PM
Wow. An action read... Wonderful, powerful, movement... Ty.
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G. Jay
Date: 6/7/2019 12:02:00 AM
appreciate it
Date: 3/1/2018 6:33:00 PM
Hello G.Jay, this is a triffic poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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G. Jay
Date: 3/2/2018 1:52:00 AM
why, thank you.
Date: 2/27/2018 6:49:00 AM
Wow! And the cockroaches write about what they saw! Great write! I love the fast pace! Fave! Congratulations!
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G. Jay
Date: 3/2/2018 1:51:00 AM
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha (drum beats plz) Thank you.
Date: 2/26/2018 10:26:00 AM
No wonder this poem was a winner. Congrats, G.
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Date: 3/2/2018 1:49:00 AM
:), Thanks
Date: 2/7/2018 6:21:00 AM
You forgot about Israel and Palestine, poweful poem full of truth, hope it gets the recognition it deserves...
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G. Jay
Date: 2/7/2018 1:29:00 PM
Thanks Silent One. I wanted to add so many lines but due to the limit of 40, I couldn't. yet, I left out such a major topic. I added the subject in my Poet Notes.