Dedication to War
Reminder, Remember, Retain
War, reminds us of frailty,
that in humans abound
Our time is short, yet we shorten it more
with unruly violence and dedication to war
The faults of our fathers,
becomes the bane of our sons
A cross to bare
not made of wood, only of guns
We hate, we scheme, we kill
"We're great! Our team is here for the thrill!"
We murder, we conquer, we doom.
" The population is growing, we need to make room!"
Sentiments, passed down in time
Sentiments, passed down to keep us in line
Sentiments, forged in our hearts
We call it nature,
but nature was never meant to be dark
War, reminds us of an end.
An end to tyranny
An end to heroism
An end to the need to defend
The need to defend, a world we destroy
The need to defend, our girls and our boys
But to whom do we owe, defense in the end?
Defense seems to be, an excuse to pretend.
Pretend to make justice
Pretend to make peace.
Pretend to make one
The West and The East
But be fooled not, of wars intentions
and the uncanny use, of deadly inventions
War is a crime, that if met with time
Will lead to our ruin, and halt all progression
Adolfo Lopez is a senior at UAlbany. A major in Journalism and minor in English, he's always held a passion for writing in all it's forms. He grew up between Brooklyn and upstate New York and began writing poetry as a way to formulate his thoughts and emotions while he was incarcerated as a teen and young adult. Now, he uses his spoken and written words to try and reach others. He currently runs and operates thesportconnect.com. Graduating in May 2019, he is excited to see what the future holds for a young writer in the world.