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    Peace Question

Given that the world is warlike

And has always been so,

That weapons encourage violence

Rather than deter it,

That profit creates the arms trade

And employs millions,

That governments lack moral courage

And citizens feel powerless,

That millions feel insecure,

Projecting anger and resentment,

Is there any possibility of World Peace?

     Peace Answer

Given that most people prefer Peace

And have always done so,

That one small step by an individual

Can light a pathway for millions,

That love and kindness are quite usual

Despite bad news predominating.

That charities spring up constantly

Created by caring individuals

That acts of courage are numerous

Unnoticed heroism all around us

Any action you take will make a difference. 

                                Laurie Phillips 30.08.02