Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mag 58 - Crossed Swords

Crossed Swords

Displayed on the wall
Celebrating wars and warriors
Long dead
But always honored
For what they gave
On the battlefield.

Why not crossed spoons
Or plows
Or pens and quills
Knitting needles on a field of cloth
Sextants and scales
Tools of peace and growth.

Take down the swords
Lay down the guns
Build up the bridges
To span the gulfs 
Between old enemies.

J. Binford-Bell
March 2011

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  1. really liked the knitting needles on a field of cloth.....good magpie!

  2. Why not? A question for all of eternity.

  3. Hear, hear! Excellent sentiment very well expressed.

  4. Boys will be boys! THAT'S the problem!

  5. Knitting needles on a field of cloth I'd like to see! LOL

  6. Very well written with a genuine question. Why not indeed? I don't suppose a woman's knitting needles are seen as half as interesting as male exploits. 'Knit one, purl one' doesn't sound quite the same as 'once more unto the breach dear friends'!

  7. Excellent suggestions. I like crossed spoons!


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