Oh for a world without wars! Free of terrorists. Where each and every one of us Can go about our daily lives Without any fear.
But I read somewhere That there may be a price to pay: Loss of Freedom.
Think of the USSR, or better still, Yugoslavia. Ruled by rods of iron These counties showed us facades Of calm.
But once those dictatorships disappeared then Those underlying differences emerged. The Balkan States were a case in point: When Yugoslavia went All hell broke out!
So when I suggested that A benevolent world government Might cure our ills, A warning was shot across my bows: “Be careful what you wish for!”
For what good is “Peace” When no one dare speak out Or act in a “different” way? “1984” soon springs to mind: Droves of mindless clones Dumbed down by drugs And Media driven hypnosis. Totalitarianism at its worst.
What we really need is an end to violence And every other form of Abuse. Free thought Married with respect and tolerance To our fellow men And women.
World Peace only comes free When the people are free too. Freedom of the individual Based on mutual respect And better still On Love.