“Technology (Uninvented)”

Day 12 of 2012 November PAD challenge.

A Pair of New Technology”

It would be grand indeed
if I invented a
war-ending machine
That would make all
kinds of weapons disappear
Put everyone on the same side
Stand people on equal ground
Let every person be heard
And all misunderstandings understood

It would be wonderful too
if I invented a
hunger-ending machine
That would make all
kinds of delicious food appear
Give everyone daily meals (with sides!)
No more standing in line for a grain of rice
Let every person be fed
And all thirst quenched

I would love to invent these two things
I really would, if I could, but I can’t
So I guess we’ll just have to keep praying
for wars and hunger to end.