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Bullets Begin to Flower[1]

Throw your Mistemper’d Weapons to the Ground[2]

To be against War is not enough – it is Hardly a Beginning[3]

I will Fight till I have Conquered in Myself what Causes War[4]

Non-Violence: Divestment of Passivity without arraying in Vindictive Force[5]

We still have Bits of Country left in our Hands – so Rest awhile lest we Lose what Remains[6]

I Dream I see the Bombers riding Shotgun in the Sky – and they are Turning into Butterflies[7]

All their Ammunition and feats of War – Defeat with plain Heroic magnitude of Mind[8]

And the People in the Streets Below are Dancing Round and Round –

And Guns and Swords and Uniforms are Scattered on the Ground[9]

Love & Poetry Win Forever, War is a great Big Lose – I

Am a Poet and a Lover and a Winner – How about You?[10]

[1] Jorge Rebelo, Come Brother and Tell Me Your Life

[2] William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

[3] Muriel Rukeyser, The Life of Poetry

[4] Marianne Moore, In Distrust of Merits

[5] Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

[6] Ibrahim Tuqan, Lest We Lose

[7] Joni Mitchell, Woodstock

[8] John Milton,Samson Agonistes

[9] Simon and Garfunkel, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

[10] Philip Whalen, “Dear Mr. President”

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