Brian James Caffrey

Oh Peace, How Much Blood Has Been Shed In Your Name? - Poem by Brian James Caffrey

Terrorists! ! ! We cry, as we point the finger of blame...
9/11! ! ! We cry, it has left us dead and lame...

Iraq! ! ! We shout, is the country of our hate...
Vengeance! ! ! We shout, we’ll clean the slate...

War! ! ! We roar, it’s the only way for peace...
Blood shed! ! ! We roar, is the only solution to make them cease...

Innocence! ! ! We wonder, is but temporarily lost...
Infanticide! ! ! We wonder, is what peace costs...?

Murder? ? ? We ask, is this what we’ve come to...?
Poverty? ? ? We ask, do these people deserve what world they’ve been condemned to...?

Who are the real terrorists we so call?
Who kill and maim for no reason at all?

With Guantanamo in our hands,
We are the terrorists invading these foreign lands.

But justice will prevail, we hope,
These lives lost, their families will cope,
But the war rages on and do our hearts melt?

For we to fear that their vengeance will be felt!

Topic(s) of this poem: war, war and peace

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The idea behind this poem is to be grinding and unpleasant to the mind, it's to conjure feelings of disgust and restlessness.

Comments about Oh Peace, How Much Blood Has Been Shed In Your Name? by Brian James Caffrey

  • (7/12/2014 11:35:00 AM)

    Powerful poem but can do with some editing for grammar and flow (Report) Reply

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  • Adam Reed (1/29/2010 4:34:00 PM)

    hey we had our reasons - and i think they started it first but thats beside he point. i agree that fighting for peace is a paradox in itself but hey its human nature. all in all it was a great write from an opposing perspective. keep it up =) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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