Thursday, November 12, 2015

Memorial Thoughts to Call to Arms 
A memorial for heroes live and fallen 
It is for your sacrifices we should all learn to take up arms 

               Enemies meet in famed 1914 truce 

Memorial Thoughts (English sonnet) 

Oh silent heroes shed a final tear
For those who have forgotten how to cry
And do not dare to know the reasons why
You paid this price to guard us from our fear
Behold the teardrops from a mother’s eye
Recalling seasons that have place them here
Still waiting for dark cloud to disappear
And for this cause no other sole must die
Have we so lightly laid aside the pain
Of heroes hiding helpless with a gun
In bringing home the memories of the slain
It’s there the dreams of torment have begun
So for their gallant deeds let us all strain
To make a friend of each and everyone

(Here is a somewhat different use of the "Special Effect" (surprise ending). The poem paints a picture of the horrors and nightmares our heroes have gone through. Then from the tear stained ground a strange flower emerges. - A former fencer and a person who enjoys war games is hardly a pacifist. I just, personally, think wars do not work. It seems to me, such a waste of lives and resources. I also believe the ones pulling the triggers are not the ones who start wars. Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or about 8% of recorded history. Imagine, what we could have achieved, had we not been so wasteful. I could give a lot of examples; but it very confusing that America has "all the money in the world" for armed conflict, but has empty pocketbooks when it comes to our schools. We can all think of ways our money could be better spent. Imagine, if America built, instead of destroyed (via war). What country, what people would kick us out if we were armed with food and buildings and the benefits of a good life. Will there be bad people? I don't know. But history seems to show that wars don't work. Our heroes deserve that their lives sacrifices weren't in vain. (Thank you for allowing me to rant,))

A song for our heroes: Bryan Adams "Solder Tribute" 


The Anglo-Zanzibar War was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on August 27, 1896. The conflict lasted around 40 minutes, marking it as the shortest war in history. On January 15, 2014 Unilever, maker of AXE body products for men, in conjunction with Peace One Day came out with a controversial commercial The one minute ad was seen in over 50 counties and received over 3.3 million views on YouTube in the first week. The ad was so successful that September 21, 2014 was declared a "day of peace". 
With so much going for it, what made this commercial controversial? (This is the extended version.) "AXE Peace | Call to Arms (Official Extended Cut)" 

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