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Saturday, January 07, 2006

enDuring W@R & PE@CE

by Bill Costley

Born during a war,
scared by another war,
scared by a cold peace,
fooled by a warry peace.
Faced with a war,
I beat a wartime draft,
fought against a hot war,
fought for a peace.
Distracted by peace,
distracted by small wars,
I stood against an oil-war;
distracted by another war,
I stood against its next war.
Written during that war.

Bill Costley serves on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the National Writers Union.