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Feature BMJ Christmas Appeal 2013

Who cares for the nine million displaced people of Syria?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7374 (Published 10 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7374

Re: Who cares for the nine million displaced people of Syria?

Religions are based on scripture, which is mostly poetry. So it only makes sense that religious conflict must be resolved through poetry, and not through politics, negotiation, or war. I propose that all religious conflicts be redefined poetically, so that they can be resolved without bloodshed, winners, or losers. So let's sharpen our pencils, not our swords; send missives, not missiles; and apply our minds to metaphor, simile, rhyme, meter, and prosody, but not pomposity, animosity, ferocity, atrocity, or monstrosity.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

15 December 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA