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World Peace



There is this notion—
more impulse than desire—
the topic raised, but then it's said,
I'm preaching to the choir.

And so we crave this thing
and call it world peace.
We fast and pray, both night and day,
hoping war will simply cease.

The odds I think are not that good
we'll get it in my life—
millions of controlling minds
who solve all things with strife.

If you had Aladdin's lamp
the genie might assist.
I'm sure that he could get it done
with simple flick of wrist.

But if he's asked to take control,
results could be austere;
in order to gain world peace
he'd make us disappear.
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