Paul F. McCann


Across the trees of Lebanon fires raged
as the sparks of war flew through an angry wind
into a black and a worried sky.

The wrath of Israel was in the flames
and the names of the dead were called out on both sides
and missiles continue to fly.

Tanks pound out shell after shell into a fiery hell
as the ashes are turned into the ashes
of what is yet to come.

When all is said and done and the guns of war are silent,
peace will come tomorrow
a long way ahead of Armageddon.

Wars are situations that escalate and dissipate.
There is something much bigger and stronger than are all of our wars.
There is another situation that turns enemies into normal people.

Yes, when peace comes it brings an end to war.