Colin F. Jones

THE WISDOM OF PEACE

Since first the Cretan paradise served the world,
When flowers of joy and prosperity at peace unfurled,
The human nettle has decayed and condemned its tale,
Establishing the human character as doomed to fail.
For that sweet heaven on earth was made a hell,
Disbanding peace for war and the doomsday bell.
Knossos being the city of peace admired by all,
But it lacked the basic element of moral law,
War destroyed all that was good and evil in Crete
All trampled under the warmonger’s terrible feet.
It was a marvellous civilization that had died,
Due to lack of morals cruelty and false pride.
But what have we learned: have we become more wise?
Or do we gloat still believing our own lies.