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By Joshua Adair Wadford

(Reprint from group of previous issues lost in the crash during Fall 1999)

What is War?
War's grinding nuts
War is binding guts
War is smoking guns
War is crying loved ones.

Does it make sense?
Humans are just dense.
Will you die?
Will you survive?
Try harder than hard
Die harder than hard.

Why must we go through this?
Me, I prefer ... Bliss.

April 1998 Joshua Adair Wadford

(When this was written, Joshua was serving in the U.S. Army in Ft. Bliss, Texas. He is the grandson of our editor Mary, and has served in Germany, Since this was originally published, he has become the proud father of a son, Trenton Adair Wadford. More bliss.)

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