There Can Never Be A Peace (Draft 0)

Peace(Draft 1)

When the love I loved
died in war,

there could never be peace,

there could never be a treaty to
ever soothe me, and don’t

ever tell me any philosophy, because

maybe I will kill you, save for her love
of every child I saw just before

she whispered a wish to me, and
I did not want to promise it, because

I can not forgive anyone at all, even in war
who could kill her, my angel, the
world’s salvation, and
my only love

— Douglas Gilbert