What Would Happen…

What would happen…

If everyone stopped hating one another

Regardless of the reason

And finally embrace the fact

That we are all part of the same race

The Human Race

Not the black race or the white race

Or part of any lineage

Realizing that we may look different

Hair color, eye color, shape and size

But on the inside

We all have heart that beat

Lungs that breathe

And a soul that holds our inner-magic

 

What would happen…

If we shelved our weapons of war

Melted down our ammunition

Took off the uniforms

And just refused to fight

Instead of coercion at the barrel of a gun

Or the point of a knife

We spoke about our passions

Great loves and great triumphs

Quiet nights of romance

And thunderous musical performances

We could exchange opinions

Instead of sorties

Growing our minds instead of burying our dead

 

What would happen…

If we held down the power button

Not on one machine

But all machines

Looked upward and outward

Instead of images on a digital screen

Felt the strength in a handshake

The warmth of a caressing hand

Sweetness in a kiss

And the warmth of an embrace

Human contact

Not human conflict

The only influencers

Would be everyone, all the time

 

What would happen…

If politics went the way of the dinosaurs

Their time passed

Nothing but stories remained

History lessons for the future

On what not to do

No armies for the potential usurpers

One human equals one voice

Lies not tolerated

Everyone offered the same choice

Be part of a harmonious community

Or walk away

Contribute your share

Continue the journey to enlightenment

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “What Would Happen…

  • March 4, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    What would happen? I believe we would find ourselves far happier and peaceful. We would know what it is to live in love, to know that love is the core of life, and we could look deep in nature to understand a lot more. Such a heart-warming and thoughtful piece you have here, Ralph. Thank you for this moment of beauty.

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  • March 4, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    You’d think people would get tired of constantly fighting useless battle after useless battle – both sides must recognize that there is no winning or losing in our modern world and therefore choose to just avoid the conflict altogether…

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  • March 5, 2019 at 12:44 AM
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    A great message here Ralph. Yes, we are all part of one race, “the human race.” How I wish mankind would learn a lesson from history and how warfare and hate is a futile exercise. Global peace and love is what is needed.

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  • March 9, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    What an amazing world it would be. I think though sometimes us poets can gather and share and find something amazing even if for a moment. Thank you for sharing this Ralph. Well done. Jamie

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