War Is Breaking Out Tomorrow

by Setsuko Miyao

Every day

As riding in crowded train
We’ve come to regard people
As nothing

On the Internet
As commenting on BBS
We’ve come to regard heart
As nothing

Abuses to death, suicides
As seeing on television
We’ve come to regard life
As nothing

Everything
Is
Ready

To regard war
As nothing
At last
War is breaking out tomorrow

This poem was originally written in Japanese and I translated it to English. The original title is 「明日戦争がはじまる」 written by 宮尾節子. I have no rights on this poem, but the author Miyao herself abandoned the copyright so that everyone in the world can read and spread this poem. So please, I believe this poem should be known to more people all over the world; please share.

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