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.