Quibbling does not a good sauce make,
whilst we have bread to break.
T’is why I say, it’s pointless
counting rabbits before they’re baked.
Brother, we have walked this land
in pride and in vain a long time ago.
So, ask again: Why this war?
tears and pain?
What are we to gain?
The past is gone
and we must start again
without memory or salute
of our world so pollute.
I command this now: Take my hand.
Accept this peaceful offering,
and build a future side by side
as friends and not as foes –
to love each other without any woes.
** Dedicated to all the lives lost and the broken dreams suffered from all the wars throughout the ages**
Text: Francois Lubbe
Image: Francois Lubbe