Waves ripple on and over
eroding sands on beaches,
concealing depths unknown.
Like war with its ripples
eroding peace on earth,
revealing the depths of hatred.
Sea life coping with tumult
and men's lives thrown awry
as the brave of heart die away.
Waves that ripple over the sea
keep on eroding the sands,
keep concealing those unknown depths.
Just as the ripples of war
keep eroding hearts with despair,
keep revealing the depths unknown
of man's cruelty to man.
Time ripples past
keeping the secrets of the ocean
and recording lessons of the war
that man seems unable to learn from.