A twofer from Wordle 221 for Octpo 18

How could I write a poem about weapons
without swearing or weeping?
It is my deeply held view that
makers, sellers, buyers of weapons
are as guilty of murder
as those who use them.

Transform the energy from good food
into breathing, walking, running.
Transform scraps of this and that
into a meal, a sculpture, a quilt, a poem.
Practise living a healthy, creative life
in kindness and beauty.

Do go and see what others have made of this bunch of words here


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11 Responses to A twofer from Wordle 221 for Octpo 18

  1. Jae Rose says:

    A beautiful poem – who can argue that energy is best spent in creating things of meaning and beauty (to those who understand) – maybe that’s the trouble..people in power just don’t seem to understand..sadly

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    Really like the juxtaposition of the two pieces. Together they make a very real and true statement for our world in the present moment.


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  3. poetryshack says:

    Amen to that Viv!. I love the transition from the first piece to the second. Turning from weapons that take lives, to doing something good for people. Good write.


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  4. katechiconi says:

    Good stuff, Viv.

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  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    How about a transformation of weapons too? You know, beating swords into ploughshares?

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  6. The coin has two sides. A yin and a yang. Thesis/counterthesis. Contradistinctions.
    The mind in the middle is the glue.
    Very nice.


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  7. I fully agree.. the need of weapons is extremely limited… and their existence creates a need to use them. just like Eisenhower once warned us.

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  8. Misky says:

    I absolutely agree with both pieces, Viv. >

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