Franklin Pierce Adams

(15 November 1881 – 23 March 1960 / Chicago, Illinois)

War And Peace - Poem by Franklin Pierce Adams

"This war is a terrible thing," he said,
"With its countless numbers of needless dead;
A futile warfare it seems to me,
Fought for no principle I can see.
Alas, that thousands of hearts should bleed
For naught but a tyrant's boundless greed!"

* * * *

Said the wholesale grocer, in righteous mood,
As he went to adulterate salable food.

Spake as follows the merchant king:
"Isn't this war a disgusting thing?
Heartless, cruel, and useless, too;
It doesn't seem that it can be true.
Think of the misery, want and fear!
We ought to be grateful we've no war here.

* * * *

"Six a week"--to a girl--"That's flat!
I can get a thousand to work for that."


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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