The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter to the editor: Give peace a real chance

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  • To the editor:
    Below is the poem I wrote called "All We Are Saying."
    Actually barely whispering
    As it's not a shout, demand
    Rarely spoken out loud at all
    Repeated often only in prayers
    Silence cushioned by dismay
    Plowshares have become many more swords
    All triggers ready to pull
    Peace never gets much of a chance
    It's left off the table
    The best negotiations aim low
    Success seen in short respites
    Talks drone on, the targets hit
    The best survive to duck
    Regroup for another day
    All safe havens temporary
    The world tilting more everyday
    Half-cocked with all in the crosshairs
    Always more enemies
    Seldom finding friends.
    Margaret Sampson
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