Perhaps the time has come for us to envision a new era of humanity, moving from competing nation states to the flourishing of a multi-cultural planetary civilisation.
As Remembrance Day approaches,
Do you think it’s impolite
To decline to wear a poppy?
Is it wrong or is it right?
Having died in the line of duty,
Where poppies now abound,
Those men of Flanders fields deserve
To hear the bugles sound.
But does it just perpetuate
The jingoistic crap
That fuels these senseless conflicts
And holds humanity back?
Will soldiers have died for nothing
And will warfare ever cease,
If we hold a minute’s silence
And our thoughts don’t turn to peace?
Plucking the poppies from our coats
Is not really breaking faith;
It might just serve to help us
To create a world that’s safe.