WORLD WAR III
While in elementary school, it was
customary for us to get into scrapes
with several of our classmates.
As our years have stretched out through
many decades, our inclination toward
fisticuffs has remarkably diminished.
However, there still continues within us,
a slight stubborn streak.
We still tend to be overtly forceful when
reason fails, coercive when tolerance
seemingly proves inadequate.
We are ever slowly learning this one lesson...
Between two persons, as long as one is belligerent,
and the other, unforgiving, ..World War III is