Holy Wars

"Fires of Hatred that Sorrows the World"
“Fires of Hatred that Sorrows the World”

Copyright ©06/22/2002 Elizabeth Ellis
The stench of death fills the air,
Amidst the smoke and rubble of battered streets;
Homes destroyed and children orphaned,
Is this bloody mess, a Holy victory?

Hearts of hate seeking revenge,
With Death’s dark eyes bringing vengeance;
Executing horrors on the innocent and guilty,
Faces taut and emotionless, without remorse.

Arab against Jew!
Muslim against Hindu!
Protestant against Catholic!
To name just a few,
Of the Holy Wars that smear the horizon,
Of a world that longs for peace and liberation.

Has history not taught us?
Do our hearts not see clearly?
What God would ever sanction such a conviction of hatred?

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