old as the sun


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I composed this to the chorus of ‘Roses of May’ from FFIX, you can try singing along from the point I linked! 😀

war leaves its trail;
our peace was so frail.
our cities it razed,
and gravestones it raised
in its place.

nowhere to run;
no person unharmed.
war is ugly and cruel
and as old as the sun.

‘please come home safe,’ she prayed;
‘i’ll be here, i’ll wait for you.’
‘i will, i promise you.’
… what else could i have said?

then she said,
‘leave your worries behind,
i will take care of our home.’
dear God, don’t let this be
a journey without return.

strongholds they fell,
and soldiers were felled.
they weep for their men –
the mothers and the daughters.

nowhere to run;
no person unharmed.
war is ugly and cruel
and as old as the sun.

war leaves its trail;
our peace was so frail.
our cities it razed,
and gravestones it raised
in its place.

skies burn with ash,
the rivers with blood.
i pray you won’t have
to weep for me, my muse.

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