Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Precious is the Peace of the Silent Drummer

Loud drumbeaters' bluster
     makes heartbeats flutter:
Reversal of course
    means surrendering our force!

No surrender! No defeat!
    No appeasement!    Drumbeat.

But volatile verbiage
    can't erase war's sulliage.
Nor can "time of war" fantasy
    clarify battles' bent reality.

Like a tranquil night in the midst of summer:
    Precious is the peace of the silent drummer.


( Jigsaw Poem using words submitted by Poets Who Blog: time precious reversal clarify volatile silent fantasy flutter peace bent )