Per Diem Archive: J. Baranski August 2014, War and Peace
War and Peace
Why the theme of war/peace for this month's Per Diem poems? Because the issue is forever with us. In my brief 66 years on this planet alone a day hasn't gone by without some kind of war or conflict going on somewhere in the world. From the Cold war of the Twentieth Century to the Asymmetrical War on Terror of the Twenty First the same scenes of death and destruction play themselves out. Beyond the battlefield there's playground and internet bullying, domestic violence, eco war, cyber war. And then there's the ever present threat of nuclear weapons. Nobody likes violence and war but it's an addiction hard to overcome. These poets have something important to say about war and peace. We all best listen to them.