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We can’t see mines
So too our minds
Are buried
Waiting to explode
With just a brush
Of the lips
With just a suggestion
Or a question
The world can be
Set ablaze
With war or peace
The tongue
Like the pin in a grenade
The beginning or ending
Of love

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"...The world can be
Set on fire
With war or peace..."

This leaves me thinking if the world can be set on fire with "peace"..

Perhaps the word peace should have featured in a preceding line...It could also come as a quencher of the explosive.

My thought.


I'm having trouble with that line too! I would just delete the "with war or peace" and it becomes smoother, taking that diversion out of the theme. I thought there was plenty to think about with just the hint of a romance in there. However, in re-reading it, I do understand the line. Maybe you could rework it a bit so that it fits better or add another line to make it? ~ Geezer.

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