The wars we wage

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.