To End All Wars

June 25, 2011
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


For I have seen the barren fields
Stained with blood and prejudice
The trampled weeds and ashen skies:
We once knew war, but none like this
You, in your beds, and you, in your homes
Far away in the land of the free
You, in your cities built of glass –
How you would shiver if you could see
And all you who should sleep tonight
Thank your gods for the locks on your doors
All you with homes and families
Remember what we’re fighting for
And may you lay you down tonight
Safe from the darkness that grips this land
And may you wake in the morning light
Far from the perils of distant sands.



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on Sep. 20 2011 at 9:01 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thank you so much! :)

on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:06 pm
rage_against_the_machine BRONZE, St. Augustine, Florida
4 articles 7 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
Difficult takes a day. Impossible takes.. oh, about a week?

Very stirring, and thought-provoking. 

The fact that you can write poems this wonderful amazes me, I've never understood how people can do it. All those nuances and implications. I don't think I could.


on Aug. 5 2011 at 10:45 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

I felt like I was reading a beautiful prayer. I hope this reminds others to be grateful for what they have.

on Aug. 2 2011 at 1:52 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Great imagery. I love your poetry!!!!! :)

on Jul. 19 2011 at 11:25 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

I'm glad you like it!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 8:48 pm
RedvinesWTHCantTheyDo GOLD, Zephyrhills, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You make one more comment like that I will wrap you in a tortilla shell and eat you as a snack, maybe with some nice pico de gillo."~ Lauren Lopez in Starship
"If you don't die for something, I'll kill you for nothing."~ Lauren Lopez in Starship

I love your choice of words.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 3:04 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Yay!! Princess Momo is here! :D Thank you so very much! :)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 2:45 pm
I... am... spellbound. I ama writer, and I like to think a good one, but this is extraordinary. Just like the "I Went Walking" poem. Fantastic, I can't wait for your next work, Jad! xoxo

on Jul. 13 2011 at 7:03 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thank you so much! It's supposed to be about World War II, although the title is a nod to WWI. I'm glad you liked it. :)

on Jul. 13 2011 at 6:47 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Ahhhh

A breath released slowly to show my recognition, and for a few lines, my puzzlement that something is not quite right. Thank you for writing this, my heart bleeds even now for all of the injustice that I know of, and that I am not even aware of.



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