We Stand for Peace, While Others War

Creator

Identifier

T100106

Date

Description

Anti-War postcard with poem.

Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Publisher

Will Rossiter

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

Help the "Cause" by Memorizing this Poem

We Stand for Peace While Others War

The world's turned back a thousand years,
Since War! is now the cry.
The smile of Progress turns to tears,
The helpless wonder why?
There's nothing worth the toll of life,
Before or since the flood.
Is so-called "Honor" worth the price,
When rivers flow with blood?

CHORUS
We stand for peace, while others war,
Tho' war we know is sin,
But Uncle Sam's a neutral power,
And we must stand by him.
We can't take sides:- for all the world,
Will suffer for this wrong,
And we'll pray that every nation,
Right their wrongs by arbitration,
And that "Home Sweet Home"
Will be their National Song

Who said the world was civilized,
We'd found the dawn of day,
That education's star of hope,
With love would find the way?
This war's effect on us, depends
On what we do or say,
Our greatest help is self-control,
'Till peace shall hold full sway.

Words and Music by WR Williams.

NOTE: Suggest by President Wilson's appeal to the American People to be neutral in thought and deed;- "which will best safeguard the nation against distress and disaster."

Original Format

Postcard

Files

T100106.jpg

Citation

Williams, WR, “We Stand for Peace, While Others War,” 1914, T100106, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Postcard Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.