Nancy L. Meek

WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY

I know that war is raging on,
but it does not have to be:
for human beings can stop it,
if “all” will simply agree.

The power dwells within us
to make the dream come true,
but we “all” at once must want it
which some find hard to do.

Believe the dream’s impossible
and join the ranks of those
who’d sell the world a perfumed sow
and claim she is a rose.

Internal war is the brutal foe
from which we “can” escape,
but not if “all” aren’t willing
to stop the bloody rape.

Zip up your pants! Pull up your boots!
And face the war ahead!
It’s us against our bloody selves,
who’d love to see us dead!