Faye Sizemore

NO SAND CASTLES… IRAQ

We have seen the statues toppled into the sand,
actions of the people, freed by our hands
We have given them new choices,
given lives, to free their voices
God, grant they take up the banner of right
Let there be no relapse to our fight
Is there proof of the tyrants decline,
without it… can liberty shine
Where are the weapons of mass destruction
Have we actually stopped their construction
Have they vanished into the air
to just surface again somewhere
Are the criminals laid in their graves
or somewhere planning to reclaim their slaves
Our guard cannot ever be dropped,
only with diligence… can tyranny be stopped
Let no tyrants appear again…
otherwise… peace will just be a sand castle
… built before the wind