Treasure Island

Marie Causey

(5/3/1959 / Newton Le willows UK)


Johnny stood besides his brother
crying Tommy look after mother,
He was going to fight a bloody war
tears fell as he walked out the door

His mother prayed all night for peace
asked the lord to let the gun fire cease
innocent children taken from this life
pain, explosions, sharp cuts the knife

dying men decay in the ground
A solution to peace has to be found
no more explosion, gun fire must end
love one's enemies, peace dear lord send

A future safe, hope in our life
no more crying mothers, or widowed wife
End it lord Jesus, end it all here
bring world peace, end every races fear

Johnny died fighting in a bloody war
a waste of life WHY LORD WHAT FOR?
his mothers heart broken, she too died
a bridge to peaceful lands too high and wide

Submitted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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  • James S Newcomb Lang (7/26/2012 1:35:00 PM)

    I found you by chance while perusing comments on someone who asked me to read their work. This is a subject I know all too much about, as I'm currently serving as a combat Medic in Afghanistan and have previously in Iraq too. I thought your poem an excellent representation. When I have time, I'll read more of your entries. Kind regards
    James (Report) Reply

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