Fighting is not my natural state.
I’m not prone to starting debates.
Peace is a deeply held conviction.

Lovingkindness is my predilection.
I’m very apt to seek compromise.
Avoiding war seems far more wise.

I don’t care who’s right or wrong.
I’d rather sit here and sing a song.
We can all agree to disagree.
Strike a truce so we can be free.

Surrender to our better nature.
Aim higher than the legislature.
Build humanity’s sanctuary.
Only fight for justice is necessary.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.