Colin F. Jones

THE CYCLE OF STRUGGLE

The Essence of Earth is the cycle of struggle
Of its living creatures to survive.
Though all in the end must perish in death,
The Earth depends on continual life.
Tis best that the stronger win all of the wars,
For the weaker retard the great race;
Who eventually dismantle what courage restores,
From the remnants of their bitter disgrace.
Peace is a vision dependent on dreaming,
But war is the determining truth,
Where evil is lost of its callous demeaning,
By the great strength of the warrior’s reproof.
And he, who is ruled by the pacifist’s eye,
Will cause all life prematurely to die.