Colin F. Jones

ALL IT TAKES

There is nothing unclean that is not seen as such;
There is no trespass where trespassing is not known.
An offensive attitude develops aggravation so much
That a retaliatory abjection is bound to be shown.
If good intent is met with arrogance and indifference
That sarcastic reply outlines the intent,
Then there can’t be peaceful words of significance,
For the wrong message has been unwittingly sent.
If you approach a man carrying a shotgun,
Then he will approach carrying a shotgun as well;
But peaceful intent does away with the shotgun,
And goodwill all animosity will quell.
All it takes is a preparedness to listen …
To avoid the evil of war that is Hell.