What Is There To Gain? (apropos the morning news)


What is there to gain

By killing six or seven million people,

Insects, plant life, animals and soil?

Bomb of hydrogen

A hundred times more potent

Than the bomb that foiled Hiroshima.


What is there to gain

Except a laughing Kim Jong-un –

In front of cameras that

Will televise to almost no one

Anymore? Not to mention

Money? Trade?

Nearly or completely gone:

At least out of the question.


Of course,

Now that I think of it

What’s there to gain by killing?

Sadly, all the scriptures have it, do it, yet,

Beneath it all is peacefulness

And yes, non-violence.


It’s amazing what one thinks about

While watching news that’s sprouting.


What is there to gain by murdering

A fast becoming hopeless people

Living on a fast becoming heap of scrap

In nature fast becoming put to sleep

For what will probably be

Quite a long, long, long, long time.


to be continued… (not or maybe)


What Is There To Gain? 9.3.2017

Our Times, Our Culture II: Circling Round Reality;

Arlene Corwin





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