Bad War

For generations down the years

People have fought and died

It’s cost millions of lives

Yet no one seems to ask

But why?

Why are people so very keen

To fight and kill each other

Why are some nations

So keen to kill their brothers

Is there any chance

That common sense 

Will in the future prevail

Or is it just wishful thinking

And mankind will always fail

Is the image of peace

To much for man to aspire 

Preferring to fight with guns

Fighting and killing each other

Fighting fire with fire

Perhaps the time will,come

When mankind gives up the gun

And concentrate on using words 

Until the peace is won

Acknowledgement to Rob Heard Artist who produced such an iconic and spectacularly disturbing visual representation of the Battle of the Somme