Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

“the War To End All Wars” - Poem by Stanley Cooper

“The war to end all wars” they said
And were naively believed
By those who now are honorably dead
Never knowing they were deceived

Wars are peddled with promised glory
With patriotic fervor, wars are sold
To those who die in warring gory
Without their right of growing old

For future generations, I’ve great concern
They needn’t set their world ablaze
For their survival they must discern
The peaceful road to better days

Comments about “the War To End All Wars” by Stanley Cooper

  • (7/11/2015 1:05:00 AM)

    I agree with your thoughts. WW1 cost Australia 60,000 dead out of 400,000 enlisted. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/20/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem, well said. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2014 4:58:00 AM)

    the peaceful road to better days-a very beautiful poem... (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2012 11:04:00 PM)

    The peaceful road to better days

    Sir, you are right and appreciated and respected.
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  • (11/2/2009 4:52:00 PM)

    Great stuff Stan, so true, we perpetuate war through its fanfare and celebration, to the flag waving, the grave marking, pomp and festoonery, the ones who never fight start wars and then hide in plain sight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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