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War or Peace

"War or Peace" they played each day
and chose war every time
to play a knight still in his prime
who never ever died.

And then one day, a soldier dear
returned with battle scars
and wounds so bad and blood that sat
upon his shield, now marred.

His mind was hurt so deep that he
could not think hardly then,
could not then speak or talk for weeks
of where he'd even been.

And so, the children understood
the game of war was not
a game to play on any day…
or something to be sought.

Submitted: November 20, 2022

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