How Do We Make Peace Sexy?

How Do We Make Peace Sexy? short poem

How can we make peace
As sexy as Denzel Washington
Brandishing a gun or a bomb?

How can we make peace as
Sexy as Tom Cruise, Will Smith,
Gweneth Paltrow or Angelina Jolie?

How can we make peace sexy?
So to it the masses pay attention?
So that to a leader who speaks about peace,
Our children and youth listen?

I find it uncomfortably necessary
To make peace as sexy as Halle Berry.

How can we make peace sexy enough
To make gun lovers salivate over it
Enough to support an effective
Department Of Peace?

How can we make peace sexy:
Like half-dressed car models
Expensive cognac or sleek beer bottles
The new en vogue teenage band
A well-known soap opera star
So that about peace we want to understand?

How can we make peace something
that’s constantly in demand?

How can we make peace sexy? Sultry?
Hot? Steamy? Dreamy? To die for?
To make people come back for more?
Make it so sexy that no one
Will ever remember, or think about, war.

How can we make peace sexier
Than a fast red car? So that it is
not considered strange or bizarre?

I take a deep breath, then slowly release.
Wondering how do we create a sexy peace.

Our schools, our streets, our neighborhoods,
our communities, our cities, our world
Needs peace. Peace.

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Christopher D. Sims

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A poet, spoken word performer, emcee, and human rights activist. Has been writing poetry since the age of nine. An accomplished open mic host and slam poet who has been on the scene since the late 1990s. Has performed in cities such as New York, Washington, DC, Beloit, WI, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, and other places. Is the author of several chapbooks of poetry, including 2013's 'Universal Citizen.' Is also a recording artist who puts poetry and rap lyrics to music. A SoundCloud Hero for the Rockford, Illinois region.
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Christopher, you are INCREDIBLE!!!

Archana Kaul

wonderful thought!!


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