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US Peace Memorial
by Del Jones
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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This Memorial piece is located here     http://www.uspeacememorial.org/poem
Please take a look at their site and consider participating in this worthy
and long overdue project.  
Abe


 

 Let's Build The US Peace Memorial
 

We have memorials for heroes
Who have fought in wars and died
For great generals and others
To express our nations pride.

From the American Revolution
Until the wars we fight today
Where we honor those people
For, the ultimate price, they pay.

We have statues of politicians
And the leaders of our land
Monuments for almost everything
Some small, some huge and grand.

They are made of stone - cast in bronze
Carved in mountainsides and wood
Some are fanciful, some somber
As we celebrate all those, we should.

But, if you just think about it
And if you search, everywhere
You will see that one is missing
And sadly, so many don’t seem to care.

Where do we credit all those folks
Who stand for peace and good will
Who speak out against those wars
That maim, destroy and kill?

Some will say, “It’s unpatriotic!”
To try to find a different course
To resolve the worlds conflict
With sane and rational discourse.

“They don’t support the troops!”
“They want to give up and surrender!”
“They don’t want to fight for freedom!”
“It’s just passive words, they tender!?

That could not be further from the truth
It’s because, they, honestly do care
What’s wrong with peaceful resolution
Especially, when it is just and fair?

Let us all honor those peacekeepers
Who would strive to find a better way
To resolve the worlds differences
And end, the terrible price we all pay.

They deserve their own monument
For their valiant fight against all war
Striving for world peace and freedom
Isn’t that, what America stands for?

So, let's build the US Peace Memorial
For people of the world to come and see
The people of our nation, long for peace
Across every land, where all live free.

Del “Abe” Jones
05.30.2008

 

 



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Reviewed by steve Chering
Could this be.. The longest poem in the world?
No.
Could this be the widest poem in the world?
No.
Could this be one of the most brilliant poems in the world?
Could be.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Very patriotic and thought provoking piece. I don't know who first thought that killing another person was their way to freedom. Cain?
It's become a way life, and it's so sad.

Mary
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