Colin F. Jones

THERE IS NO LIFE UNLESS WE KILL

God made the earth they say tis true,
He made all things that grow and grew,
All things that seek to live must kill
Giving all living things a unique skill.
Then he made people just the same,
And showed them how to play the game:
How to hunt and how to feast,
Defend themselves against man and beast.
First there were families then family feuds;
Then came the tribes with different views
Then counties, states and nationhood,
And more and more and more spilt blood.
The Earth reeks of death and always will,
For there is no life unless we kill.