And she said, “Let there be no more war.”

She challenged leaders who had disagreements
to meet at round tables, with mediators

In the event of violence
the leaders themselves were escorted to a boxing ring
where they could keep their fight personal
and not send the young to die over what was essentially
hubris and hurt feelings

She was a wise leader who set the stage
for a new age of peace

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil