The Gates of War   3 comments

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Man in a Golden Helmet-Rembrandt

Man in a Golden Helmet – Rembrandt van Rijn

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Wanderlust had led me far

Following that fated star

Leading to the gates of war

That Satan’s own had left ajar

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And now I see on looking back

With wearied eyes and burdened back

A tired old man with nothing left

With mourning soul and heart bereft

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How can this world not be ready for the

Quiet happiness and calm of peace?

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Posted January 25, 2013 by PapaBear in Painting, Poetry, Prose

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3 responses to “The Gates of War

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  1. I wonder the same thing. Beautifully written and the image is so appropriate!
    -Mari

  2. Parents have been wondering that since …. forever.
    Beautifully expressed and great image.

  3. How disheartening – the man in the painting does have such a downcast look

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