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Clinton Scollard: Can mankind win to heights of peace and perfect amity?

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

American writers on peace and against war

Clinton Scollard: Selections on war and peace

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Clinton Scollard
Can It Be?

Down my mind’s corridors
Go murmuring the memories of old wars;
By day and night they haunt me, anguished cries
From fields whence only the lark’s song should rise,
Or the blithe reaper’s shout amidst the grain.
And now there comes a grimmer, greater pain
Voicing its suffering. O God, what gain
In all this woe of nations? Can it be
Through the dark valley that mankind shall win
From lust of power and jealousy and sin
To heights of peace and perfect amity?

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