War is Hell!
Blood in the sand, blood on the land.
Tanks move from dune to dune.
Black smoke rises into the darkened sky,
as the sun artificially sets at high noon.
Jets zoom over head, bombs fall,
hundreds more are dead.
Soldiers never cry or ask why,
they just fight and die.
Battles are won and lost by brave
soldiers in lands far away.
The cause of the war is not always
understood by those who question
it’s validity each and everyday.
Right or wrong, the war goes on,
and who am I to scold, only time
will tell for whom the bells toll.
No one knows the sound of those bells
like the soldiers that so gallantly fell.
War is truly Hell!
Jackie R. Kays