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Proud Ukraine

John is passionate about human and animal rights, social justice, equality, and the environment, and likes to convey that in his writing.

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Image by matiasgalarza0333 from Pixabay

Is Peace Too Much to Ask?

With all the world has been through in the last few years (and is continuing to deal with) with the COVID 19 pandemic, and other catastrophes like fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and the like, the last thing we need is a war.

But, of course, that is exactly when the tyrannical rulers like to strike ... when other world powers are seen as being weakened, or in compromised positions. Russia, or more precisely, Putin saw this as the perfect opportunity to invade Ukraine and, apart from financial and trade sanctions, providing armaments, and accepting refugees, the rest of the world is sitting on its hands and watching closely to see what plays out. China will be especially interested in the outcome in regard to its future inevitable attempt to take Taiwan.

I don't really have much else to say, except I admire the bravery and resistance shown by the Ukranian people, mourn those lost, feel sorry for the average Russian citizens, and the soldiers who were unknowingly thrown into a front-line conflict, and pray for the best possible outcome.

It’s not given to people to judge what’s right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.

— Leo Tolstoy ~ War and Peace

Ukraine tank (yellow and blue):Image by Артём Апухтин from Pixabay

Ukraine tank (yellow and blue):Image by Артём Апухтин from Pixabay

Proud Ukraine

Proud Ukraine,

a world in pain.

Tell me Russia

what’s to gain?

Putin wants to

have it now,

restore USSR

to power.

Let’s all oppose

this cruel oppression.

When will tyrants

learn their lessons?

Instil sanctions,

break all ties,

promote the truth,

expose the lies.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Russian people

are not bad,

they are deceived

and that is sad.

Putin must

topple and fall.

His countrymen

can make that call.


and the UN too,

let the onus

fall on you.

Killing children

doesn’t gel.


go to Hell!

Image by ELG21 from Pixabay

Image by ELG21 from Pixabay

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Why can’t the world

just be as one,

enjoying life

under one sun?

No country's better

than the rest.

We share the resources

with which we're blessed.

Greed and power

should have no place.

We must unite,

the human race.

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.

— Clarence Darrow

© 2022 John Hansen

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