Darlene Walsh

Gold Star - 5,994 Points (1994 / Philadelphia)

War - Poem by Darlene Walsh

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

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

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

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

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about War by Darlene Walsh

  • (1/15/2016 2:31:00 PM)

    We fight wars to protect the values that we cherish from those who would take them from us, and unfortunately form time to time this is necessary. But yes, war is most brutal and relentless and remorseless and very terrible. (Report) Reply

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  • Abdallah Gamal (8/15/2015 5:19:00 AM)

    War is destructive, nations deceive innocent people that war is an obligation to let the peace lay down. Wars never end and will not end, but I think if Innocent people like you talk about its horrible consequence, the world will be a better place. Again I'm amazed by the powerful ink you write with! It's magical! Keep it up ;) This time I will take a permission from you to share it on my own page on Facebook :) Rated 10+ (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2015 1:44:00 AM)

    Great write. War is destructive, good for nothing worth nothing. God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (1/10/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    A very thoughtful write expressing serious concern about the outcome of any war. In deed war doesn't beget any good to mankind except misery. (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2014 8:27:00 PM)

    i really wish all nations would ban WAR! ! good poem..good point. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (6/18/2014 8:00:00 AM)

    A powerful and meaning write about the ravages of war. In the end nobody
    really wins. Inspiring.
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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/19/2014 1:27:00 PM)

    Darleen, that was an awesome, powerful piece, good work! Loyd (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2014 7:22:00 AM)

    I feel the same way about war. Very good writing. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2014 8:00:00 AM)

    Nie work. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 25, 2014

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