What If

by stewart

What if all the money, energy, thought and time

Used for war and countries fighting each other

Was used to feed the hungry, care for the sick

And help those in dire need?


Yes, what if all across the world

Soldiers, sailors and flyers

Turned their attention and energy

To healing and building

Instead of defending and fighting?

And what if, in every land,

The manufacturers of guns and weapons

Used their resources to build homes for the homeless

And hospitals for the sick and dying?


Can you imagine such a world?


That’s the world we should be reaching to manifest.

Ask any soldier which is a better choice- life or death;

Yet, many are not ready to abandon their old ways.

This way of killing and fear serves individual purpose.


How long will it take for humanity to learn the lesson?

The choice to build or destroy

Is ours, collectively,

Every moment of every day.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Katmandu January 23, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I encountered you on W.Vox. I copied that article for reading at home since I don’t have home internet. This little snippet here is a neat idea. The kink is, however, convincing folks that it would be in their best interest to do so. Folks are willing to fight and die for ideas that arose in the Bronze age.


stewart January 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hi Katmandu:

I cannot convince them; just put the idea out there, let it percolate, and eventually enough people will realize there is no other way. More and more people are realizing that ‘problems’ can only be solved by raising better people who understand that it is in their own best interest to treat others fairly.

Thanks for your comment and perspective.


Alaysia January 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

It all starts with our children.


stewart January 24, 2013 at 1:01 am

Perhaps our children’s children will finish the work we have entered into?


Alaysia January 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Wouldn’t that be simply wonderful?


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