PEACE

PEACEn. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.


O, what’s the loud uproar assailing
Mine ears without cease?
‘Tis the voice of the hopeful, all-hailing
The horrors of peace.

Ah, Peace Universal; they woo it —
Would marry it, too.
If only they knew how to do it
‘Twere easy to do.

They’re working by night and by day
On their problem, like moles.
Have mercy, O Heaven, I pray,
On their meddlesome souls!
—Ro Amil