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War and Peace

Some consecrate the carnage
Of war and infantry;
Or the argosy of navy’s
Crusading far at sea.
Battles have their triumph
When the gun is in the glove,
But the pageantry of war
Can't replace that crush called love.

For love holds more than power
It invades the soul within;
While the slaughter of mankind
Is extrinsic in its sin.
So, then my heart must follow
To the one who waits for me,
And the silence that's between us
Gives peace eternally.


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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 8:03:00 PM

    Your last stanza holds such deep meaning and gifts us with wise words to ponder. An inspiring poem penned with your usual talent for reaching the heart. Blessings
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 5:10:00 PM

    This is an amazing poem. I always enjoy reading your work... Always, Laura
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 4:14:00 AM

    Soooooooooo lovely!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:03:00 AM

    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 10:17:00 AM

    If he only knew you like I know you.
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 11:17:00 PM

    I've only just started using poetrysoup again and I knew that a treat awaited me at your threshold. A beautiful poem this is with a very powerful message for humankind. Love it!
  1. Date: 2/1/2014 5:46:00 PM

    Lizzie-you done good girl...' great smooth, home hitting write here..!
  1. Date: 2/1/2014 11:21:00 AM

    Elizabeth, this is a beautiful poem and I agree with you. Your last stanza says it all. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 8:30:00 AM

    Your Poem is the most beautiful thing of 2014 Elizabeth. A great unexpected but most pleasant surprise my friend for me and for all your friends. We all welcome you my dear Poet and I am so happy to see you here on this great platform of PS. I am looking forward to read some of the most beautiful Poems of your in time to come. Love and best wishes always..Ravindra K Kapoor
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 10:12:00 PM

    Hello Elizabeth, been awhile since I've even checked your site. Was very pleasantly surprized. Nice to hear a voice of peaceful rational. Hope all is well with you. Peace.:)
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 7:53:00 PM

    ahhhhh. i caught you. but war wasn't what i was looking for.
  1. Date: 1/26/2014 9:22:00 PM

    After a long time, reading your nice poem. ........"For love holds more than power It invades the soul within", really liked the lines. See you again and again. Loved always, bl
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:37:00 PM

    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 12:57:00 PM

    Hi, Liz. I already commented on this one. Just wanted to say hi. Love, daver
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:45:00 PM

    Well, well.... Look who's back! I have been away for awhile, and just got back tonight. I thought I would stop by some of the poets I don't see anymore. And you just so happen to show up a day earlier... I see you still have the gift. :o)