Throw your blues as a cantaloupe rind! There were then the clear sky and real dreams... Letís remember the heartening time, Which was there in the last pre-war spring. There a lad was, who loved his young wife, Whom he met and got married that spring. Yes, brothers, in war, as in war - Long or man appeared, war awaited; As well as or war, as or war - All over the world, through all ages. With black clouds, was besmeared the clear sky, And a hail broke the harvest and dreams. So the lad had to leave his young wife, For to go to labor for peace. So the lad had to leave his young wife, For to know the value of peace. Yes, brothers, in war, as in war - Long or man appeared, war awaited; As well as or war, as or war - All over the world, through all ages.                    
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2005
(akbarmuhammad.awardspace.co.uk)