You have to be at war first to find peace

You have to be at war first to find peace

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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I swore I would leave 
 when Summer ended
and then in Winter 
     I swore it again

have we crossed paths by chance
or did you know I would be there
the girl with dust in her hair from all the rubble
    standing 
when everyone else crumbled

was I your challenge 
    or your prize
sick minds always align
something in the way we tick 
     and how we shine
pulling across the miles

sooner or later we will stand or crumble together
     and find joy in neither
you have to be at war first 
    to find peace
and then 
  you fight your memories

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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Yes, there’s no real victor in a war, no bliss in victory after one has fought so long and hard for someone. This poem speaks to me of soul mates, their battles, their perseverance and their eventual uniting or separation. I think their happiness has more more to do with their journey together than where it eventually leads them. Because their karma is linked, entwined, not just through one but a good many lifetimes. Fantastic poem!

Posted 11 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Thank you again! Everything you say is spot on.
:)
AJNJ

11 Months Ago

Welcome always 🤗



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I love the below lines.
"sooner or later we will stand or crumble together
and find joy in neither
you have to be at war first
to find peace
and then
you fight your memories"
Dear Ana, I could write a epic story with. You are right. Men who saw war. Become antiwar. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Finding peace in it of itself is a war. Nature kinda set it up that way. Chuck Darwin was not at all wrong unfortunately. Life is refined by struggle.

Peace is an unnatural state for primates. I don't think we are intelligent enough as a whole to overcome that. But one day, if we don't destroy ourselves, I think the current civilization will figure it out. You and I will be long dead before that happens.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

I don't think anyone is going to ever figure it out, permanently.
Dennis The Tiger Cat (dave)

11 Months Ago

You lack hope. Which is a shame. Hope also refines life.
the girl with dust in her hair from all the rubble
standing
when everyone else crumbled

Fav part.

I imagine 9/11

But instead of high-rises, it's ppl he's demolishing.

And the narrator is the building still standing.

Perhaps as a testament of strength.
Or as another target awaiting its own destruction

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Hey, good to see you Alessander. :)
Thanks for the thoughtful comment.
How is it some memories have more calling than others? The amount of potential energy they contain, is far greater than the others. Like a well set clock these memories come back, reminding us they never left at all.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Ain't that the truth. :)
What happened to the Tom Selleck pic?
Cory Barrett

11 Months Ago

I figured I'm not Tom 😂 no matter how hard I try!
Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Lol! : )
I don't know why Ana but this piece gave me the imagery of the bombed streets of London after the war. There were flowers springing up in the rubble in the spring sunshine. Relationships are so like that. A meaningful write, so well done.

Chris

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Hi Chris, thanks much.
War is actually a part of life, be it a physical, mental or emotional. To find real peace, it is indeed important to conquer the war even though it does not get out of your life completely.
The question if I was your challenge or prize makes you feel more crumbled.
I really love the portrayal.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Thx, moog. Always appreciate your thoughtful comments
Brilliant, just brilliant.
Sick minds align because one infects the other and doubts set in that we have heard this song before, even with its new arrangement and the pasts of both seep into the now and taint the futures pallette.
We synchronise both the good and bad and forever dance the tune one step behind where we thought we were.
We do have to know war to know peace. I just wish we knew less sometimes... Or a yellow butterfly will pass and distract us into chasing it, briefly forgetting wars.
Ps... This may make sense, depending on the order you read your reviews 😀

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Thank you, kindly. :)
I sure do appreciate you making time for me always!
Lorry

11 Months Ago

Well I appreesh.... Apreesia... I do too 😀
Yes, there’s no real victor in a war, no bliss in victory after one has fought so long and hard for someone. This poem speaks to me of soul mates, their battles, their perseverance and their eventual uniting or separation. I think their happiness has more more to do with their journey together than where it eventually leads them. Because their karma is linked, entwined, not just through one but a good many lifetimes. Fantastic poem!

Posted 11 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Thank you again! Everything you say is spot on.
:)
AJNJ

11 Months Ago

Welcome always 🤗

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