When the war came
he hid inside the walls
of his home
hoping war would go
away

and he became lost
in the fear
that war was the only way
to find peace

When the war went away
he waited
behind closed doors
for its return
fearing

to let go of war
would be the death
of peace

In the end
the war returned
and he fell
defending
what he held onto

In the end
he gave his life
for peace

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