Tuesday, October 6, 2015


                        There’s nothing any meaner to deplore
                        Than the ugly phenomenon of war,
                        Despite it’s often being glorified
                        And held by many as a source of pride.

                       It’s true that valor, heroism can
                       Accrue in warfare to a valiant man
                       Who risks or sacrifices in such strife
                       His own security or gives his life.

                       But more heroic still are those who cease
                       Such sinful violence and seek for peace:
                       Peacemakers are the heroes of our race
                       Who teach us how in friendship to embrace
                       Our former enemies and realize
                       That only amity and peace are wise.