Blast from the Past: #195 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ If you do NOT want war

April 2019

The poem “If you do NOT want war” and its variations can’t be repeated enough in my opinion!

December 2014

This is a poem I wrote a few years ago. One of the few that I actually edited. It was quite long when I wrote it first and then cut it down to the main points.

Right now I am in a bit of a playful mood that is why I use the writing games on “Language is a Virus” for the poetry prompts. One is called “Poem Collage“.

You key in your text and click “generate”. It puts each line into a moveable picture and you can re-arrange the whole poem. And this is what I made of my original poem “If you do NOT want war“:

War or not ~ that is the question

Do you really NOT want war?

BECAUSE

If you do NOT want war ~ don’t do war

BECAUSE

If you do NOT want war ~ don’t teach war

BECAUSE

If you do NOT want war ~ don’t talk war

BECAUSE

If you do NOT want war ~ don’t think war.

BUT

DO you really NOT want war?

I admit I have played a little more with this poem than the Poem Collage would have allowed. Am wondering if this version makes it more intense. Am also wondering if I should do that for the rest of the week with other poems as well. That would be an interesting prompt….. πŸ™‚

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