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W ayfaring soldiers on both sides believing the other to be depraved
A trocities crucifying unborn generations
R uinous idealisms exchange catastrophic pleasantries

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  1. Date: 3/7/2011 4:16:00 AM
    Congrats Abe on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv...

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 12:34:00 PM
    Fantastic...damn nice job!

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 1:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Abe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 9:36:00 AM
    Seems for the USA it's O-I-L. WWII might have been the last one fought against atrocities. Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 7:52:00 AM
    Great poem,Abe. Love the way you contrast the vast impersonal nature of war(in 'catastrophic','atrocities','idealism'),with the brevity of the poem itself. Regards, Nick.

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 7:38:00 PM
    Congrats Abe on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv.. hope u are well and happy luv..

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 5:17:00 PM
    You described it all in just three lines. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 7:40:00 AM
    wow, powerful and disturbing. soup mail. : ))

  1. Date: 12/18/2009 3:25:00 AM
    civilization is a state of war, brother, they beat babies to make them breathe, and with each new born cry reciprocate with joy. Powerful intuition and write.

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 9:18:00 PM
    WOW! Poignant description with the use of contradictory words! Great acrostic and great work of the pen. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your comments on my poem. Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 5:10:00 PM
    This is deep! One word translates all aspects of war! Great job, as usual Abe! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry with us today Abe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 9:45:00 AM
    Interesting thought provoking write about war that you have presented here. Keep the magical and creative pen flowing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and my work. Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 5:49:00 PM
    Powerful & poignant acrostic you have penned here with a deep message conveyed...thanks so much for sharing! Also, thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my writes! Have a blessed day~Mary

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 5:43:00 PM
    Powerful acrostic on a subject matter all too fresh in our minds for a long time now.. wonderful words Abe.. thankxxx for sharing and for your kind comments on my poetry ... and taking time to read them... very appreciated.. blessings... luv... glad u share the message too.. Linda-Marie...

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 5:06:00 PM
    Wonderful acrostic, saying so many important things. Thank you for your comments on my poetry this evening! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 1:07:00 PM
    Very well done! Terrific third line, Abe! Ruben.

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 12:36:00 PM
    Reading this, I can't help but recall the song "War, Good God, y'all, what did you do it for?" How true it is that both sides think they are right, even when war could have been avoided by negotiation. Thought we'd see more of that under Obama -- wrong again. Very compelling accrostic that wastes not one word to drive home its powerful message, Abe. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 12:34:00 PM
    A relevant acrostic nice work...Raul