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Civil War

December 20, 2011
By MarinaRose GOLD, New Hyde Park, New York
MarinaRose GOLD, New Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Most people want a happy ending but not me. I want never ending happiness."

We'll fight them
conceived in Liberty
like a stone wall

rest under the shade of the trees
victory would be dear at such a price
I had no faith

the advantage of the first fire
is for us, the living,
that it is sweet

The crueler it is,
it is far sweeter to live for it
when we open on it.

have mercy
I shall have none
I would not fight fair.

War is cruelty.
It is marvelous
in the spirit of love,

has caught you.
I conducted war.

The author's comments:
A war with yourself.
Interesting Fact: Every line in this poem is taken from a quote
relating to the civil war.

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