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Christina: Eternal Truce

ETERNAL TRUCE

Let the cannon be unused -
rusted, and shrouded in
clouds of snow -
Let the bullets be unfired -
relics of the long ago -
Let the stretchers be un-borne
and the cries of the wounded
be unknown
Let the nurses all stay home.
Let the widows all un-wail
and the mighty ships of war un-sail.
Let the bullets be unused
and the cannons be unfired -
Let the stretchers be un-borne,
and the barbed wire fences
come unwired.
Let the Wars be all un-fought -
and the Art of War be all untaught -
Let the Poets have empty pages -
Let there be Peace throughout
the Ages.

©Copyright December 2000 by Christina