PEACE

There can be no peace, Until there are no lies. There will be no love Until we try to understand each other. We can talk forever, Without saying a truth. We can talk of hope, But let hope slip away. We can laugh together, And keep war at bay. There will be no peace, Until […]

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DESCEND

I saw peace in the form of a dove descending, Peace, sent from above, being offered to all people, including me. “Who wants peace?” I asked. I was sure all would agree. “Not me,” I heard over and over again. “We don’t want peace when there’s a chance to win!” A dark cloud began to […]

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QUALMS

Qualms about war He had no qualms about signing up. After all, wasn’t war about heroes and doing right? Many of his friends had already gone, Eager to prove themselves and show they could fight. He wanted to be a pilot, a hotshot ace, Swooping down to save his fellow soldiers, A hero from outer […]

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A LAMB WITH GOLDEN FLEECE

A LAMB WITH GOLDEN FLEECE And lo, I saw a lamb with golden fleece, Asking for reason, pleading for peace. I asked my friends, “What does this mean?” No one could describe what they’d never seen. The lamb’s eyes were bleeding, swollen and raw, There must be danger in something she saw. From the mountains […]

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HOW CAN I SLEEP TONIGHT?

If I ignore the plight of two hundred girls, Leaving them in the jungle with no hope, How can I look myself in the eye tonight? If I see thousands of children starving, Caught in the throes of war and plight, How can I sleep tonight? Their eyes accuse me, each and all, While I […]

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Garden of Eaten

  The Garden of Eaten   After last year’s dismal attempts at growing a garden I should have known better and just bought produce at the local store. It was a conspiracy right from the beginning and I didn’t anticipate the craftiness and tenacity of rabbits and ground squirrels. I labored in the sun, lovingly […]

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