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The Scars of War (a tribute to the fallen)

Updated on August 12, 2015
Rumors of War and War's ruthlessness...
Rumors of War and War's ruthlessness...
What terrible times await us...the human race...
What terrible times await us...the human race...
Despite the terror and inhumanity...we may face...
Despite the terror and inhumanity...we may face...
A better day awaits for you and me...
A better day awaits for you and me...
not to matter, the days of stress and strain...to be..
not to matter, the days of stress and strain...to be..
brighter, more joyous days remain...we may see...
brighter, more joyous days remain...we may see...
tumultuous times, those seeming to never end...
tumultuous times, those seeming to never end...
to ease at last...as angels to descend...
to ease at last...as angels to descend...
Fine new days...as those of toil and harm...far left behind...
Fine new days...as those of toil and harm...far left behind...



Wars come...and with them, a trial, that burns,

Humanity is given another hard lesson to be learned,

The purge of evil...hatred rooted from its source...

The strength of nations, then so justly earned.


No matter the causes, the unworthiness represented...

Good is to come, despite the horrors, in the end,

A more powerful people...with their determination, defend,

Tried by fire, and earned...far greater to transcend.


The cost of men...their souls to flee...as faces turn,

Beyond the battles, across the most tumultuous sea,

Homeward bound...and there to rest, a peace to earn,

As blood has flown, now no more, and no war to be.


Waiting arms of brothers...there, collect all to remain,

Through tears of sorrow... endurance of the pain.

Memories of joy and days of much happiness...

All to be left...and of their loved ones, to remain.


Wars are a part of all humanity...ours at our worst,

And seen in such greed, the seeking of power, first.

Just as the sun to set, and then rise at its dawning, bursts,

New wars arise, this, humanity's saddest hour, as cursed.


Yet, a new strength...the true power, coming from inside,

The spirit shall prevail...over all, each time spent in hell.

The truth and resilience of righteousness...does so reside,

and in its message gained, lessons learned very well.


Wars are spawned by creatures, those of a devious mind...

The tragedy and waste, those bad products, it leaves behind.

Recovery from war...through its scars and a continuing pain...

Plants seeds of hope, and through this time, is ours to gain.


The shining spirit, that a part of every empowered soul,

Stands above the battle strewn fields...arm in arm, as bold.

Our gracious God and creator, of this, our own human race,

Fashioned us in his likeness,,,together, as all, we shall embrace.








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As thoughts of war...its trauma no more...at last...fine peace of mind...
As thoughts of war...its trauma no more...at last...fine peace of mind...

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      22 months ago from United States

      My tribute to Tommy Boy goes well here. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      I agree and bless you my friend. Thanks for your accolades. whonu

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      ahorseback 

      2 years ago

      Someone has probably said it already , There is no good war ! If not I will take credit LOL........ED

      [ why am I not seeing the check off for accolades ?]

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      We can only pray my friend. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a wonderful world this will be when there are no more wars.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Since the dawn of the ages, peace has always been a struggle to maintain. It should not be so. If we paid a mind to equality more, the feelings of the testosterone rush would disappear...

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thanks Eric and blessings on this Summer evening. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Filled with thoughts worthy of our time and attention.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your review my friend and blessings on this fine Summer day. whonu

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      This poem gives a great perspective of how war is and how it makes us all feel. War is indeed of devious minds. And I like that your poem always promotes the power of the lord and how we should put our faith in him and remain hopeful. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I hate war, but I love the hope you lace inside these profound words. You find the silver lining in every dark cloud and lift our spirits.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      profound indeed... oddly beautiful.. loved it whonu..:)

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and bless you. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Deeply profound, whonu ...and, yes, sad for humanity.

      Love that last stanza of hope.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sadly beautiful....sad because I can't envision a world without war, and what does that say about humanity?

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