This poem of mine was published in the USA by The International Library of Poetry in its 2007 anthology of contributed poems entitled 'Forever Spoken.'
Suppose we chose either of those options
Shakespeare posed for Hamlet,
to suffer or oppose outrageous fortune,
so's not to be frozen between being and not being.
By opposing, would we be or not be heroes of action?
Or should we suffer under calumny
from ignoble minds ignorant of woes
composing our daily bread,
from rows of foes whose nations face us
around demi-globular curves of semi-united chairs;
from monitor screens and identity-file photos:
a bloody sea of fear-inducing faces
whom we wanna see - only dead ? ....
We know the truth - That the One true One
who guides us all, wants none, not one to die,
who warned us, Love is the only call.
Hatred in action ... Or Love in submission?
Dare we hope any faction respects our decision?
Art Duncan Cummins - 2006
A response to the Allied military incursion into Iraq.
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