Sunday, 30 January 2011

Unholy War

In the name of
the Father
the Son
and the Holy Ghost

weapons and troops were blessed
and off they went
to shoot and kill
imagining
that God
smiled at their slaughter

"God is with us",they said,
on both sides,
and God weighed the odds.

The battle raged
and holy guns fired holy bullets
that made holy holes
in men.

the blood that ran
was not righteous blood
but that of sinners
no redemption in their sacrifice

the broken bodies and
broken minds returned
forgotten heroes
to many.

some thanked God
for their deliverance,
on both sides,

God himself was neutral

As knees touched stone
prayers ascended like rockets
a late comer banged the church door
some men dived for cover.

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