Can be stopped by an often-ignored action,
One which receives little to no attention.
Once once reaches the realization,
Of the ability of lyricization~
Nuclear detonation and wars, in general, are disastrous. For some, they are a necessary companion to being righteous and patriotic with their nation. To others, they are an unnecessary excuse for an unwillingness to pursue more diplomatic paths of success.
I am not here to say one is wrong or right, but from the perspective of a person who cares for the community, serenity, and at least some sense of harmony for both the self and the other, I think that diplomacy and poetry win over warfare and acrimony.
From the fall of 2017 to late summer/early fall 2018, I studied abroad in Kyoto City, Japan. During my time there my study abroad program took us on a journey to Hiroshima to see the infamous domb that withstood the nuclear bomb's fury. The most popular sign of peace representative of the bombing of Hiroshima is the 1000 origami cranes. Made with splendid colors and in an elegant manner, these cranes are an artistic emblem of peace to the world. Though the cranes have become mainstream throughout the years, as more and more people have come to know of them, their story shows all the more the importance of art in times of pain and torment.
Not only is poetry a form of art, but it need not be written down or be controlled by some tangible tendency. In actuality, poetry, and by extension lyrics, are brought into existence by the voice or gestures of a human being, or even nature in some instances. Just as the passing down of origami lessons from parent to child over the years can lead one person in the line to eventually form origami figures, poetry can be passed down through the ages as well. However, one critical difference is that poetry can be passed down eternally and still be considered to be in its true form. As war stories are told, so are poems, recalling those desperate times. told as well. Sadly poems for peace are often seen as weak because many popular examples of activist poetry come from what is called in American history as those affiliated with 'flower power'. 'Peace and love' was the common slogan and drugs were often intermingled with it. This has lent to poetry for peace being thought of like a breath of air hoping to become a whirlwind of change. Though what often goes unrealized is that poetry, like anthems, often become rallying cries for people to make and affect change in the world. If no voice ever detected war as an issue to a melodic tune, it may not enter the consciousness of people as easily and memorably. As good stories told are unforgettable, so are poetic lyrics. In addition, since they often have a rhyming sequence, they can become a tune to march to, and as memorable as the beat of a heart.
To end, think of tunes such as John Lennon's song "Imagine"; Louie Armstrong's song "What A Wonderful World" and Bob Dylan's Song "Blowin' In the Wind". These songs still resonate with many in the world, and tend to cause one another, to for a second hear the ringing of the bell of peace.