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War
by Jack R Roberts
Monday, January 06, 2003

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Well, here we go again war is immanent they say.
Why canít someone do something to make war, just go away?
Iíve often thought of reasons why and all that I can see.
This world will always be with war as long as two men disagree.

War is fought over possessions or a line drawn in the sand.
Regardless of the reasons the end is blood on someoneís hands.
My Uncle left my Aunt behind, to do his duty off afar.
And all that came back home to her was a shinny Silver Star.

We like to blame our leaders but I donít think that itís fair.
For along with their decision thereís great burden they must bear.
Perhaps you wonít agree with me, and the words that here I say,
And itís this sort of disagreement that may lead to war someday.

We wonder why we battle on some far and distant shore,
Yet we cant get along right here with the neighbors just next door.
We fight over black or white or over things that we believe,
Then we wonder why we go to war, is it ourselves we do deceive?

There is no way of thinking, to make war from this world depart,
The only cure for war will come from deep within the heart.
There is a world without war we will know some distant day,
I believe someone is coming here to show us all the way.

Jack Roberts Ė January 6, 2003

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/31/2003
Let there be peace on Earth
Love
Tinka
Reviewed by richard poor 1/20/2003
war is an evil that i do not like,but like so many evils,it seems like it is necessary
to attain peace...but your words say well what is in our hearts.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 1/12/2003
You said it well! Sometimes war starts over such trivial things. I have always been thankfull that I have been born and raised in a country that has had no real war in my time, yet I have fought many little private wars in my life and some of them I started. I too live in the faith that someday all wars will be ended when Christ returns.
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 1/8/2003
Yes, one day the Lord will rule with a rod of iron. Justice will finally reign! Amen!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/6/2003
Hi Jack,

Viet Nam took my love, family members and friends. I was also a newspaper woman in those days and saw much more come over the AP and UPI wires that no one saw in the papers because of gore. It burned the images in my mind but so has the Trade Center Towers and terrorism. I can't forget the faces and everyone I knew lost someone there and I lost friends. I know to pray for peace is a great hope but to fight for peace is our privelege. My children are my gift to tomorrow. I wish them a world full of peace with all the neighbors in other countries the same.
No one has an answer but God and he will be our hope.

Thank you for your insight to a day in January when fate is in the minds of all our leaders.

Your fellow poet friend,
Susan
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/6/2003
It's been a long time coming. So I ammand you to make war on words.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/6/2003
Excellent write, my dear friend.
There will be no wars in heaven.:)
Reviewed by Chester Hardy lll 1/6/2003
amen Jack, may we all pray for peace. Beautiful write.
Reviewed by Deborah Carter 1/6/2003
jack, this is such a good write and unfortunately so true.

what is the wage of war
what is the going price
it's paid with scars of mind and soul
and human sacrifice
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/6/2003
Yes Jack, you are so right! Then all the wars will be over. And peace will finally be found on the shores at home and in the distance. What a grand day that will be,,Great write, Lisa
Reviewed by Faye Enno (Reader) 1/6/2003
Oh I love this...
Very well written Jack!
Faye
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/6/2003
An excellent piece you have written here Jack!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/6/2003
so glad you wrote this! war IS inevitable, unfortunately, but all we CAN do is pray and hope for the safety of our country and our people, and that the enemy will be defeated! powerful piece, jack! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) p.s.: i pray for our safety each and every day, and i also pray for all the world! i do as jesus would want me to do! :)
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 1/6/2003
Jack, you are my hero! Fantastic write with so much heart in it. Thank you, Dani.
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 1/6/2003
one of our polititions said today, that war isnt inevitable......who do you believe and why do we believe and what do we believe, I wish I knew the answer.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/6/2003
Jack , No one could have said this better! A brilliant and well reasoned piece. I applaud your wisdom!
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 1/6/2003
I'm glad to have you addressing this topic,
and I still say "Let there be peace on Earth - and let it begin TODAY."
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