Peace

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Title

Peace

Description

Poem about men killed in action

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Format

One page handwritten document

Language

Identifier

MNichollsJEK2011088-200201-25

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]
[underlined] Peace [/underlined]
What peace to die, be taken in your sleep
To some quiet haven, refreshed from the worlds shame
N’er feel again an earth where devils creep.
Or souls that say in grief where friends are lain
Therein nothing to shake the faith in marking that now,
Within my heart a ragged wound has seared,
But only the winds of peace that quietly blow,
Across a Paradise [deleted] where not boys feared [/deleted] [inserted] which know no fear [/inserted]
There are no enemies to haunt each living day
And pluck the [indecipherable word] from your [two indecipherable words]
But only friendship, so perfect, it will stay
[indecipherable word] constant, not know the bitterness of tears.
Perplexed & many I found eternal peace
[deleted] For the toil of Gods hand caused the tempest of his peace [/deleted]
[inserted] In a heaven where love will never cease [/inserted]

Citation

“Peace,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25417.

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