The Myth of Peace – A Tanka

Attainment of peace
Echoes in the emptiness
Of stomachs of war.
Ever-present gluttony
Talks of peace in terms of war.

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

Note: Prayers for the people of Syria. In an inverse relationship, as we trek into the future, our world is getting darker. I have always been enlightened at Deconstructing Myths hosted by Jeff Nguyen. Please stop by and read his bold piece, The World is Still a Stage, on the crisis in Syria.

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9 Responses to The Myth of Peace – A Tanka

  1. Bastet says:

    Had trouble reaching your blog this morning! The Jinn must have been at work W.P. couldn’t find this poem through their notification! Anyway…this Tanka is very adapt for this sad period. I liked your use of gluttony as a metaphor in this poem.

  2. Cubby says:

    This is a very sobering and well expressed piece. Many prayers indeed for the people of Syria.

  3. Jeff Nguyen says:

    Peace and war juxtaposed always make an interesting study. This is a powerful piece. It’s funny how often our national leaders use both terms, peace and war, in the same breath. Like there’s no alternative path to peace except through war. Take care, Shainbird.

    • Shainbird says:

      Very true Jeff, this actually got me thinking (and especially after reading your post) that there are so many things going on behind the scenes, drowned out by the rhetoric that war brings peace. It made me realize, sadly, that peace is never an option or a desire for some, but there is a peace of mind in knowing that not all people believe this noise. I still pray for peace in our world of war.

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