Thursday, November 11, 2010

PAD 11 - No One Wants War

No one, knowing, wants war.

No one wants her
son dead in distant
dessert, home in
flag draped coffin,.

No one wants his city
in flames, mobs in street,
stores empty, bread lines
children big eyed starving.

No one wants to wake
to sirens, gather squalling baby,
dash for shelter,fear you'll recignise
friend's faces on bodies in the street.

No one wants war until
her ideals, land, plans
are challenged and she
forgets war's smell.

No one, knowing, wants war.

Victoria Hendricks


  1. No one wants war............. excellent topic. "No one, knowing, wants war." I love this line because of the sentiment it carries.

  2. Victoria, your last stanza is so 'right on.' People talk against war, but if someone were invading one's neighborhood and heading toward one's home, it might be different. Theory is always good if it affects those far away.

  3. No one (knowing) wants war. Such a true and real poem. Even if someone thinks a war necessary to save people, they don't want war. Its scary just thinking about it.

  4. So true that no one, knowing, wants war! Profound write, Victoria.

  5. true.
    peace, love, and embrace for good.
    thanks for the beautiful message, lovely poem.

  6. Welcome to our potluck week 10, a poetry award is assigned upon submission.
    Old poems are welcome …hurry up, you have 11 hours to go before we are closed.
    Hope to see you there. Cheers!

  7. An idealistic poem. How I wish this was only true!