A.R. “David” Lewis
The pictures on the telly flicker and show
The disgusting scenes of another war.
People laying dead, houses on fire,
Weeping children, old ladies praying:
The reporter trying to find words to describe
The horror he sees, and has seen before.
The elderly man watching has seen it all:
His eyes follow the images; his mind pictures
See similar scenes in other places.
The welcoming crowd throwing flowers,
Pleasure for some, many more wait,
And pray that their loved ones live.
The Soldiers find the usual gruesome sights
Of torture, mutilation, dead hidden in graves,
Where the guilty try to bury their guilt
Whilst their rulers claim their propaganda claims.
When will mankind live in peace
With himself, and all the human race?
©Copyright December 21, 2005 by A.R. “David” Lewis