What we called peace we accieved through fear Leaving hiroshimia and anywhere else near in mushroom cloud. This peace is blunt and ananlytical, but your observations are accurate. Each category fits the title and all lines complement it. I wouldn't say it's a particularly interesting read, but not the less skillfully put together. I have to say my favorite section two sections were physics and entertain meant. The physics part reminded me of my best friend who said that it didn't matter if you were opposed to the wa or not once your there and people are trying to kill you your survival instict will kick in and you'll shoot back; he has a degree in physic sound I found this humorous. the entertainment section was conveyed as a play and our world as the stage this is sadly true especially in the latest production called the war on terror. It got raving review and even created a new intrest in religion. Negetive critisim littering the auditorium floor was swiflty cleaned up with the patriot act and it was back to the show.
The part about religion I thought was a bit weaker then the previous to this may need reworking it's just not up to par with the previous two. The first line is clever enough an Amen being used as punctuation in prayer thus a run on sentece like this one.
The last part is good because of the irony of your choice in symbol. Einstien Fled Germany in fear that the Hitler would use his atomic theory to creat a weapon of unimaginable destruction. He won the noble peace prize, but when mushroom clouds began ending conflict, his shame was emense I felt it was the blunder of his life. That's it for my analysis Thanks for your time. peace
I think you are right...very well put. War does seem to move in a cycle...we sow the seeds of the next one in the present and have been doing it since time began. I enjoyed how you broke it into sections. Good technique and a thoughtful piece.
I really like the end of this write Chrystine You ended this write with showing Peace is Possible I for one strongly believe and I am not going to let anyone change this that The World will be at Peace within my Lifetime All the Pieces to World Peace are already in Place we just have to open our Hearts and let in some of the Love that is Surronding us all God Bless Your Friend Ron Please keep in touch
I applaude this piece not for the subject alone, but for the insightful interpretation. Standing armies are a financial nightmare and only their use can justify their existence. While an individual war (a particular stretch of time?) may come to a close, "Wars" will ever be fought for any host of reasons (legitimate or not). Religion is a battleground all by itself, and many sects declare themselves the winner (daily). They all believe that theirs is the right one and that others are somewhat lacking. Your last one, "Peace", is the only one I have trouble with. I do not see peace "breaking out" any where at all. I see intermissions before the next act--rest periods between rounds. Having participated in a few of these "rounds", I harbor fewer illusions than I used to.
Thank you for writing this piece--it was well worth the reading, John.
I really like how you took one concept and looked at it from four different perspectives. I think war was an excellent choice for that technique. I suppose Physics is the most unique best because I'd never thought of looking at war that way, but the others have more resonance. "Ending boredom with bombs" is nicely alliterative, and sadly, I think some do think that lightly of war.
Wars are never ended Just moved to another theatre New cast and script in Different costumes Reprise the theme
I'm not too sure about "Wars are never ended" because "Wars never end" is more direct and gets rid of the passive voice, but it's your call. I agree that war does have much in common with theatre though. I suppose watching it on television makes it even moreso because it used to only be witnessed by those on the battlefield.
Holy war without an amen Sacred sacrifice with no Redemption or reconciliation Tasteless salvation drained In the saliva of the dead
You made nice use of alliteration in that stanza too. I hate the idea that anyone preaches hate or war as part of a religion. I just find it chilling, but it's far from a new phenomenon.
Peace is a mushroom Shoots moving under The grass to pop up In unknown and Unexpected places
The only thing I can say about that is that when you mention war and mushroom together it makes me think of mushroom clouds. That's likely just me though. My brain draws pretty arbitrary associations sometimes.