Quotes and thoughts about peace and war

Quotes and thoughts about peace and war

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


Just words


” Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein”

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi”

You can’t come to a peace conference with  guns and a knifes. An offer of open hands and kind face opened the doors to the possibilities of peace. A divisions of Soldiers isn’t step one, destroying great cities isn’t step two. Making millions homeless isn’t step three in the process of peace. Peace is sending men and women serving water, food and medicine to the people in need. War birth new hate. Kindness knock-down years of hate and separation.

Men had accepted war as a norm. Sending our young people to war to fight other countries battles. Old country saying. If the problem isn’t your problem to fix. It is none of your business. Countries who support with money/weapons and send soldiers to internal struggles. They are the Devil tools. Ancient countries been fighting for thousands of year. Can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

They killed a woman in the Middle East because she was a News reporter. Brother said “a honor killing”. 4000 women killed yearly using the honor killing code of men in faraway place.  I believe how do we help people who don’t respect life?  Can we teach mercy, kindness and love to people who do not value life?

Old soldiers don’t want no more war. They know what war is. Most peacemaking were soldiers who swim in the blood of war. Men who scream out the battle cry. They have not stood by rifle and boots of friend lost to wars. The wars of today cannot be won. Countries who do not respect life cannot  be taught peace and calm. They blew-up another market place in the Middle East. Why would you murder innocence people just trying to survive?
Vietnam, Korean war and the active wars of today. Who is the enemy? Who is the friend?
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt”

John Castellenas/Coyote

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.”