Saint Augustine calling
from the dust and din of the ancient Roman world,
calling to people of good faith everywhere,
to make imperialist, unjust war no more.
But only the West's warmongers
and profiteers hold the rostrum today...
Those same "shoddy thieves and assassins", indeed.
Instigators, and the mistaken, pretending their very best to
not be making wars of mere choice, pretending to not be
making wars for mere barbaric, unholy profit, in a
total absence of any direct, existential need for,
and consequent right to make, war.
Copyright © Gary Onderisin | Year Posted 2018
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