Peace broke out in 1994
Then the semantic battles began
Highly-explosive verbs and nouns
Were fired without warning by all sides
Sending newspaper editors
Diving to the floor.
The spin-doctors favoured
To ambush the views of opponents;
Meanwhile citizens hold their breath
As they enjoy every minute, every piece
Of the imperfect peace.
How long is a piece of string?
As long as the journey to a new beginning?
A yellow-brick road
Where peace is King.