This I Believe

Dylan - Durango, Colorado
Entered on March 11, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

The Conscience of Mankind

An eye for an eye

Makes the whole world blind.

One who battles with violence

Shall not battle at all.

Victory is like a seed,

It takes year round perseverance

To make it sprout.

A man controlled a nation,

With just his voice.

He was jailed with pride,

And turned Britain’s cold cheeks

Rosy with embarrassment.

He is the conscience of mankind,

He is Mohandus Gandhi.

The bullet that pierced his heart

Only took with it flesh.

The bones remain,

They are the pillars and gilders of society.

“What kind of victory is it

When someone is left defeated?”

So Humanity must throw down their swords

And dismantle their bombs,

Because an eye for an eye

Makes the whole world blind.