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UK must stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of bombings of Yemeni health facilities, says charity

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5261 (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5261

Peace Poetry

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 words, 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.

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27 September 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA