(after watching Ken Burns’ Civil War)
While animals will fiercely fight for food
And what their physical survival needs,
We humans show a different attitude,
Killing each other gladly over creeds.
Who’s right, who’s wrong and whose belief
Reigns sovereign in our skewed mentality
Has brought us always to our greatest grief,
Proving our innate criminality.
Ironically it’s Honor we defend
Against our fiendish adversaries’ might,
And in the name of Glory we pretend
Ours is the Truest Way, the Sacred Right.
Ideas are more ravenous than lusts,
And their abuse by humans most disgusts.