The *quote is from Linkin Park 'Hands Held High'

from their album

Cost Of Innocence



Carefully scripted, you bureaucrats send comfort

to families of a deceased one,

when you were the instrumental key

to the trigger of the soldier's gun,

how can you live with the fall-out

of what your decision making has done?

Tell me, how does one multiply

the worth of the innocent souls that die?


*"When the rich wage war,

it's the poor that die."


A picture so heart wrenching to see

of a child cradling their dead parent,

another kid orphaned by the powers that be

and really those powers don't care,

their talk can't fool  you and me

to understanding

that peace NOT war is the key.



Poetry by liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2011-01-22 at 02:19

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i don't understand why they forget to be an ordinary human being...

Kshiti Dubey
It's sad how the world solves it's problems only through violence. The so called leaders only look at what they're gaining, not how much they are losing. Other people have to pay the price of their decisions or whatever grudges they hold against someone. The emotion is very clear in your poem and it forces people to think about the topic. I really like it!

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Zoya Zaidi
Lizzy, So well written and so powerfully expressed!
The stark reality is all there!
Well done!

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Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
Liz...I can't recall a poem more relevant

Beautifully written and so true

Thank you

xxx Stan

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Hans Bump
It's hard to convey empathy , contemplation and social
commentary in a manner that so directly shares from the heart.
It's as if it (you) looked me in the eye and spoke.

I will bookmark this. It's a favorite.

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jenks The PoetBay support member heart!
liz thanks for this.
it warms my heart to read such eloquence.