Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

The Long War For Peace Day - Poem by Laurie Lee

Less passionate the long war throws
its burning thorn about all men,
caught in one grief, we share one wound,
and cry one dialect of pain.

We have forgot who fired the house
Whose easy mischief spilled first blood
Under one raging roof we lie
The fault no longer understood
But as our twisted arms embrace the desert where our cities stood
Death's family likeness in each face must show at last our brotherhood.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 12, 2013


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