THE GREATEST BATTLE
Disagreement begets conflict,
Conflict suffocates peace,
Debate of words commence,
The war is birthed on the battlefield,
Rumours of war fill the atmosphere,
Chronicles of wars abound,
Blood flowed like seas,
Hatred and wickedness hung in the air,
Which one is the greatest of wars?
The thirty years’ war of Bourbon and Habsburg rivalry,
The Napoleonic Wars of the 19th century,
The World War II of the 20th century,
Warriors fought wars,
The greatest of wars were not fought with swords,
Not the orchestra from clashing of swords,
But the cacophony of discordant thoughts,
The toughest battle is in our mind,
The battlefield of the mind,
The roughest of wars is in our heart,
The seat of judgement lies deep inside you,
Supremacy between good and evil,
Supremacy between light and darkness,
Supremacy between love and hatred,
Supremacy between right and wrong,
If you win the war within,
If you conquer the battle of the mind,
If you triumph over evil,
If you defeat hate,
Voice of victory sings,
Triumph claps his hands,
Bells of celebration rings,
You are the WINNER!
© 2015 by Osho Samuel Adetunji.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Osho Samuel Adetunji is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Nigeria’s premier University, University of Ibadan. He is a poet, a blogger, a Public Speaker, an on air personality with a knack for short stories, inspirational articles and poems.
He co-founded THE COURTROOM in 2012. He is the founder of KREATIVE DIADEM, a new initiative which kicked off on March 1, 2015.He is an inspirational young man who is addicted to going an extra mile in all facets of life. He is also a lover of football, tennis and boxing. You can follow him on Twitter with the handle: @inisamosho.