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Thread #84815   Message #1569135
Posted By: Jim Dixon
23-Sep-05 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: War Makes War (John Gorka)
Subject: Lyr Add: WAR MAKES WAR (John Gorka)
I found these words posted at another forum:

WAR MAKES WAR
(John Gorka)

War makes war
It won't bring peace
It just makes more,
Without cease.

Peace is caused by justice.
Peace is caused by trust.
The strength to stop the red, red wheel.
To make it lock and rust.
To make lock and rust.

War makes war,
It won't bring peace.

We can learn from everyone
How to, or not to be.
We can learn the most from those who think differently,
Who think differently.

War makes war
It won't bring peace.
It just makes more,
Without cease.

From the book of Amos
The words went into the dream:
"Let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.
Righteousness like a mighty stream." *

I do believe there's hope for all
If love is where our trust is.
"The arch of the moral universe is long
But it bends towards justice,
But it bends towards justice." **

War makes war, it won't bring peace.
It just makes more, without cease.
War makes war, makes war, makes war, makes war, makes war....


[*From Amos 5:24. Martin Luther King quoted it in his "I Have a Dream" speech. **From another of MLK's speeches, in Birmingham on March 25, 1965.]