Treasure Island

Darlene Walsh

(1994 / Philadelphia)

War


Sun shines, fire glows
Death rains, arrows of fire in modern bows

Missiles and rockets, bombs dropped from on high
Another death does war's wealth buy

Precision death or random destruction
Nothing is safe from wars instruction

War, War, what is it good for
Death and desolation around the globe tour

Children's eyes, in sadness dies
The world's powers sharing their lies

Peace, Peace, there is no peace
Will never the violence cease

Life lost, young innocents and old
How can the perpetrators be so bold

Life becomes death in the world's hate
Until all is done we pray and wait

They cry peace peace, but there is no peace
War and greed and hate will not cease

The great Deceiver, the great father of lies
Behind all great leaders you can see his eyes

Like old stories, The Lord of the Flies
Death Be not Proud but still he dies

Only winters cold, only summers heat
War never leaves spring in the soul or heart beat

In fear I sit, in anger I tremble
Without strength to stop it I grumble

War, War, what is it good for
What can I do for this great human sore

War, War, what is it good for
Nothing is still worth more

Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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I wrote this while remembering 911, and now praying Ukraine does not see war

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