Peacenik

Peacenik

I am a pacifist because I know
What it is like to lose your cousin to war,
What it is like to lose friends over petty arguments,
What it is like to miss your dad now deployed,
What it is like to experience military conformity.

I am a pacifist because I battle
With controlling my own darker side,
With seeing the good in others,
With the being the target of rage.

I am a pacifist because,
I believe humankind can do better
Than bullets, swords, and bombs,
And maybe the day is close,
When the only necessary arms,
Are used for hugs yet to be given,
And feet that once marched to the drums of war,
Will now only walk hand in hand towards justice.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.