THE WINDS OF WAR

The wind is a mighty force, truly!

Whether subdued or cyclonic,

Laboring in fields in times past

Its presence truly ironic.

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As youngsters with hoes sent to the fields

A steady draft longed for!

And when we got the cooling affect

Thanked God, por favor.

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Whether we thanked Him or were just thankful,

Though difference is not mute.

Recognition of God’s hands in all good things

Truly the proper commute!

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The way to go!  In service times past

Expression clearly felt

Whether ecstatic or a bit subdued,

It was known what was meant!

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Service, combat, the cease fire when ordered

True greeted with happy cheers!

War over!  The enemy surrendered!

Ending combative fears!

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“Way to go!”  Not that expressionless

Of course, happily felt!

Warring winds ceased and the jot complete!

Christians wept as they knelt.

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The ‘Winds of War’ though mighty the breeze of

Peace was stronger still!

The breeze-wind, cease fire, computing

To settlements of will!

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Memory lingers, an enemies joy

Ecstatic, his look betrayed.

Greeting me through flimsy wire fence

War over!  He not dismayed!

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(He was overjoyed)

Enemy, of course, no more, would have

Hugged me but for the wire fence!

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The Sam remembering

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P.S. I cannot ever forget that Japanese prisoner’s joy

Was he a Daisy Nakada convert?

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