Bloodbath for peace
PEACE is like a foreign warrior, stranded outside the Philippines coast, visible, ideal, yet, bare attainable .Soldiers nowadays go to wars against their fellow Filipinos. If only Marawi could talk, it would cry in anguish for its once glorious façade was later turned into forlorn rubbles. Anger eagerly shouts in every corner.
Revenge spits fire. People ran for safely in foreign fields, living their former lives behind. War strips down the rich and clothes badly the poor.
Lives were taken, both innocents and guilty pay an expensive price. Family members were stolen and brought home cold in the glimpse of an eye. Walls remain guarded, guns remain loaded, and bombs were ceaselessly thrown in the wind. What happened to peace process? Keyboard warriors speak loudly of battles they too do not understand, leading to unfair judgments toward their fellowmen. Lessons about responsible use of social media were thrown in the dumpsters. People judge base on what they see in one corner. Persons involve lives a life of prejudice because their once shining name was now stained with mockery and absorb criticisms.
Self- righteous dims the light of the selfless. Corrupt individuals steal the richness of hard-earned labors. They are the worst parasites this country needs to eradicate. Sadly, you need a stronger cleaning agent that doesn’t spoil through time. We need people to think hundred times before they react.
Politicians are busy throwing muds to each other, taking for granted the masses that don’t have anything except fathom their tables. Everybody is busy digging, not for gold but for trashes that they can use to disable their fellow statesmen. They show exquisite glamour in a country where more than half had barely eaten.
The Government is not the sole solution to the problem. People should follow the dictates of their conscience. Time is gold. The longer you wait the longer you might not see the end. Peace should root within oneself, so that eventually it radiates in the open. Even Gandhi said that only you can start the change that you wanted the world to see.
Peace is crossing borders to extend a helping hand. It is letting go of the past and embracing the present. It’s humbling yourself because you’re the one who understands. It’s putting other’s needs before oneself.
Peace is black and white, living harmoniously. Peace, hopefully, will reach our land. ( Paid article)