Sticks And Stones

Clubs were probably the first weapons used by man against other men, while the stone was the first missile and first method of execution. We’ve come a long way from stoning adulteresses and throwing rocks at each other, but not as far as you might think. An intercontinental ballistic missile is just a bigger rock with a longer range.


Sticks and stones were once the things

With which we fought our wars

And stones were used to crown the kings

And execute the whores

And then the sword and bow and lance

Were followed by the gun

And then to cap the weapons dance

We just unleashed the sun

And now with missiles swift and tall

And weapons of such force

Soon wars will not be fought at all

Except with stones of course