If a man whispers peace in a field for the dead

If a man whispers peace in a field for the dead
will he be heard or will it be said
that the voice of one man is a lie?

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If a man calls out peace from a box in a park
will he be heard or left lost in the dark
with the murmur of madmen and lies?

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If a man cries for peace and names Allah or Christ
will he be heard or were they sacrificed
under flag / under bomb / under fire?

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If a man offers peace with peace in his heart
will he be heard? Is that how it starts?
Someone— Anyone— with peace in their heart!

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Will they be heard? Is THIS where it starts?
If we fail, my dear friend, who will live?
          The War-Men have no peace to give.

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