Social Justice Poetry

War Feasts Forever | A Social Justice Poem by Donal Mahoney

A refugee from another country tells me
people thrive on proving their beliefs
more than understanding one another.

They will let a stereotype fall on others
like a cheap dress as long as it fits
the image of someone they’ve created.

People are more dangerous when their rules
are more important than their values, he says.
Belief is like water and must be transparent.

If people accept those who are different,
everyone sits down to a banquet of peace.
Otherwise war feasts forever.

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