Nancy L. Meek

WAR-TO-PEACE-TO-WAR, AD NAUSEAM

Peace via war is but temporary peace
killing a brother is still a terrible sin
although forgiven for those who believe
that Christ died for their souls to win

All of the old laws have passed away
supplanted by the single one to love
even your enemies Jesus did say
a commandment from God above

Who are you to declare Him wrong
lambasting the teaching to do good
to those who despise this throng
of believers living how Jesus would

How can you say you know the fate
of those who won’t kill for a quest
‘tis a pompous attitude in the debate
and a soothsayer’s remark at best

This poem prompted the response, “Ad Nauseam Indeed” – ©Copyright March 10, 2003 by Colin F. Jones