Winners right history.
Warriors write history.
Day to day life
never makes it
into the annals.
Only numbers do:
But how many people in a town
and how rich they were (or weren't)
doesn't tell anything about their
Even our stories of helping hands
are framed during conflict.
Most of life is not fighting.
Life is love.
Daily love of neighbors
to keep each other
We need sociality.
We just forget to write it down.
I have just finished reading Mutual Aid, a factor in evolution by Petr Kropotkin. Sadly, Kropotkin's scientific contributions are largely ignored because Darwinism caught on so well, in part because it helped justify the power held by the government and the rich. I don't think life doesn't include struggle, but cooperation within and between species should be recognized for its part in evolution.
If you're curious, the book is available for free as part of Project Gutenberg, a wonderful program providing free ebooks due to copyright expiration.
Included in Jingle Poetry Potluck Week 47