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(A story of Men or Nations)

By: Peace Pilgrim

There were two men who had a dispute
          Over a boundary line.
One said, “This land belongs to me!”
          The other said, “It is mine!”

So they fought and fought like two wild beasts,
          And oh, the blood that was shed.
Till one of the men was crippled for life
          And the other man was dead!

Then the cripple lived in misery,
          And he cried in his despair,
“What fools we were so greedy to be!
          There was plenty for both to share!”

This poem was written by a woman who walked over 25 000 miles for peace in the United States and Canada and who preferred to be simply called “Peace Pilgrim”. The poem may be published for peaceful purposes.

Thanks to Stan Penner for supplying the poem.

Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981). On her pilgrimage from January 1, 1953 till July 7, 1981.

Daniels, Marta: Mildred Norman Ryder ; Peace Pilgrim July 18, 1908-July 7, 1981.
Spiritual Teacher, Non Violence Advocate, Peace Prophet.
Notable American Women, A Biographical Dictionary, Vol V. Harvard University Press, 2005.


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