World Ablaze

The world is being blown up piece by piece,
One region after another! Where life should
Have been dwelling, death is now reigning.
And death does not discriminate; it targets
Men and women, children, and old people,
All innocent victims of war! How could people
Carry on their conscience the destruction
Of Man and Nature: the killing and maiming
Of so many human beings eager to enjoy life!
In this age of environmental protection, where
A tremendous effort is being made to save
The natural setting, where animal activists
Strive to convert everybody into vegetarians,
It is painful to see people focusing on setting
Every corner of the globe ablaze!

© Djehane Hassouna, 2006

Rainbow of Emotions, page 150

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