if this be true…

if this be true

not for god
or country
do they die
but
for their children
and
with such
a common cause
i wonder why
anyone
should die
perhaps
if we tended
to a child’s
true need
and
did not heed
the words
cast out
of mouths
full
of vile venom
would not this world
be
a better place

11 thoughts on “if this be true…

  1. Well that is a powerful poem indeed. And there is something Shakespearean in the last verses (as they sound through the reading!) … Thanks for sharing. Regards, Aquileana~

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