17.            ETERNAL ROSES

Weapons and roses,
change your weapons for roses,
weapons and roses,
change your weapons for roses.

The sovereignty voters
use individual coasters
for societies motors
which are turning like rotors.

I love my brothers and sisters,
fathers and mothers
as my Creator’s love
for the red roses
of the peaceful dove.

Then why do we have discrepancy
in this social disparity
is the individual not our transparency
in this collective poverty
which we fight individually.

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