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License to Kill

by ranfuchs (writer), CT, USA, February 28, 2010

Credit: ahisqett
Picasso's stunning depiction of the horrors of war.

Which is the truth that justifies atrocities?

Did Jesus own his t-shirt
was of a consequence
that lead for heads to roll off
and hell to live on earth.

It was no minor question,
unlike the one about
the angels pushing needles
to those who couldn’t count.

Oh, such crucial questions,
for which so many souls
were massacred for answers
in search of higher goals.

And yet today nobody
cares or thinks about
those most important questions
man couldn’t live without.

But even now we’re holding
a very strong belief
that we possess some knowledge
without which we can’t live.

Oh, such crucial matters,
Essential, higher goals
has lead us, like our fathers
to sacrifice more souls.

Undoubtedly in future
man is sure to think
how trivial matters lead us
to kill without a blink.

But that’s no end of story,
as future man sure will
ask modern, better questions
for which he’ll also kill.

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By Lady D on February 28, 2010 at 11:54 am

So many philosophies for which to kill. I guess we would rather be right than happy

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By Jack Bates on March 02, 2010 at 06:24 am

License To Kill is a very thought provoking and engaging piece. I would like to echo HurricaneDean, I read this, left it, came back to it and read it again throughout the day. Each reading I took away something else. Bravo!

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