Wars - Poem by Dennisa Davidson
There are no loosers, there are no winners
In wars that people wage
Our world is fast going up in smoke
We need to let in love’s rays of hope.
I lost one, you lost two today
I lost two, you lost one yesterday
The wars people and countries wage
Only breed within hatred and rage.
Turn on the TV, a father carries a limp baby
Is this what we wait to see?
Tears, endless, ageless tears
Only gift of wars over the years.
A child saw his family blown
There was nothing now to call his own
His heart images seared by shrapnel
Screamed with tears, “Avenge! Revenge! ”
There’s a mother waiting at home
Waved her boy away to war one noon
Now she waits to collect his bones
A trophy of war she did not want to own.
Can we build breaking hearts and lives
Can there really be a winner in this strife
If only we’d find courage to stop
Courage to forgive, to love, not war.
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