KOSOVO WAR  POETRY  by David Roberts

Published by Saxon Books    ISBN 0 952 8969 2 3   4-99 (UK), Approx $8 (USA)   Available Worldwide

The factual introduction tells more of the truth about the causes, conduct and outcome of the war than we get from the mass media in Britain.

There Will Be No Peace

There will be no peace:

till attitudes change;
till self-interest is seen as part of common interest;
till old wrongs, old scores, old mistakes
     are deleted from the account;
till the aim becomes co-operation and mutual benefit
     rather than revenge or seizing maximum personal or group gain;
till justice and equality before the law
     become the basis of government;
till basic freedoms exist;
till leaders - political, religious, educational - and the police and media
     wholeheartedly embrace the concepts of justice, equality, freedom,     tolerance, and reconciliation as a basis for renewal;
till parents teach their children new ways to think about people.

There will be no peace:
     till enemies become fellow human beings.

David Roberts

22 July 1999

Copyright 1999 David Roberts

Free use for students personal study and Remembrance Day events only.

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