Helene Smith © copyright 2013
Certified historian and investigative journalist
EARTH PROPHETS BLEW NO TRUMPETS FOR WAR
As they blew not one powder horn
Or explosives slung over one arm,
No deforming toxic harm to any newborn.
In boot-step pollution we come and go,
Through wastelands so proudly we hail
Not even talking of T.S.'s Michelangelo.
Marching and conquering we must
Under bombs bursting red glare
For lies of rocket leaders we trust.
For radioactive war crimes we nod,
Against man and Earth, spelled with an "E,"
War chanting all trust in one absolute God.
Prophets had no weapons of devastation,
Not even a sword or cluster, buster grenade.
No genocide sanctions of kids in any nation.
Their strength in love
Is their only sword of salvation,
Soaring wings of a conciliatory dove.
Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Gandhi,
Mother Terisa, and Amma–hugging
Prophet from India–and the Dali Lama.
All dark complexioned seers of the brave,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela, too–pegged black–code for slave.
What Earth needs now is love that's kind,
With no such thing as "race,"
Invented by a German in 1779.