Saturday, August 2, 2014


Few who have been drafted into a never ending war
will ever understand that all were volunteered from birth to the trenches.
How many ways, how many wars can a human fight in a lifetime?

Only the wise fights wars within themselves,
though they be most necessary of all,
few there are that answer the call.

Better we are taught it is to die because a rich man needs more,
or some colors on a rag have faded,
than fight to the death for the harmony of self within.

I watch from my battle station what others are fighting,
look to see what others are fighting their war for.
Drafted from birth the taste of the blood is not heady as it once was.

A wise man chooses well from the menu of change war brings,
we all after all live with our yesterday
not knowing how it explodes over our today.

Once it was said:
“Where there is no growth there is no life;”
when did we change the word growth—to war?

© M Durfee


  1. war begats life...what a contrast that would be eh?
    we always have to be fighting something...i think it does make us think
    we are alive...because at least you can feel the struggle...

    1. I am tired of sll the different wars that engage me. money, race, class, poverty, wealth, philosophy and on and on and on...I for one feel dead for it not alive Brian.

  2. Makes me feel fairly wise considering the number of wars I fight within myself.

    1. That's in your nature Charles, I am going to give you some unsolicited advice:Quit caring so much about others and things around you, let them live or ie of their own accord.

  3. I think there are plenty of wars fought within. Some are lost.

    1. Not if you fight them long enough Alice, your conclusions may be different than mine but if you fought the good fight yours are as valid as any.

  4. Ah, the elusive harmony within. We are but the pawns... Willing ones at that

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