THE WARS WE MAKE
by Nicholas Peters
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THE WARS WE MAKE
by Nicholas Peters
Submitted
by Stan Penner

I gaze into the world with sorrowing eyes
And see the wide-abounding fruits of hate.
We fight, we say, for peace, and find
The wars we make

To be a spring of hate and source of future wars.
Is there no peace for man?
No hope that this accursed flow
Of blood may cease?
Is this our destiny: to kill and maim
For peace?

Or is this `peace' we strive to gain
A thin unholy masquerade
Which, when our pride, our greed, our gain is
touched too far,
Is shed, and stands uncovered what we are?

Show me your light, O God
That I may fight for peace with peace
And not with war;
To prove my love with love,
And hate no more!

The Peters family has given permission to have the poem published.

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Painting by Mary T. Hoffman - God's Creation in Art

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