When we waged our first war
It was over necessity
To acquire what we did not possess
But did we stop there? Not a chance,
because we have a tendency to be greedy
and a desire to see ourselves on a pedestal
So we waged more wars,
this time over land and territory
No matter the lives lost
No matter the broken hearts
Because, in the end, all that mattered to us
was Victory and Dominion.
The price we paid, always in blood.
Years passed, we became more civilized
But more harmonious?
Now we fight over conflict of thought
Because that’s all there is left to fight over
Some wars are small, you debating over whether
you agree with your neighbours’ lifestyle choices
But some wars are devastating, the blood price
always being a means to an end, willing even.
But if life teaches us anything, it’s only this
To become better as a humanity, all we need
is to ‘make peace’ and ‘let live’
But why oh why is that so hard to realize.