No Matter What the War

I wrote this poem five years ago but decided to post it today in commemoration of the many soldiers who risked and lost their lives fighting for the freedom of our nation. May we never forget their sacrifice and may we never lose hope for a brighter tomorrow.

No Matter What the War

With every blink of an eye, another bomb explodes,
Another child dies from lack of nourishment or proper clothes,

Another nation cries for help, shouts for justice, begs for peace,
Another desperate prayer for the guns to finally cease,

Another family with no food, another anguished plea,
Another army’s men advance, another glimpse of World War Three,

But even through the endless threats of battles that may soon begin,
No matter what the war without, our hope comes from within.

Another President’s address another lie is told,
Another life is lost to gain more money, oil and gold,

No mercy, no forgiveness, it’s an eye for an eye,
There has to be a better way; each of us has to try,

There’s unity in love and peace, if we all take a stand,
The power to move the largest mountain will be in our hands,

For even when despair is thick and optimism thin,
No matter what the war without, our hope comes from within.

We must believe in humanity, that there’s joy hidden beneath the pain,
We must believe that hope exists, that the sun will shine after the rain,

When we do our part to save the lost weak, feed the hungry, help the weak,
The power needed to change this world; it lies in you and me.

2005

130 thoughts on “No Matter What the War

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