Christina A. Sharik

WHEN

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry
Awarded: September 19, 2007
When Mother Earth is weary
And Father Time is teary
And every mother’s son
has gone to War,

will Buddha then be happy?
Is Allah satisfied?
Does Christ want sacrificial
soldiers who have shed their blood
and died?

When Mother Earth is weary
and Father Time is teary,
I think Jesus, Allah, Buddha wonder
yet again:

What for?

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