Faye Sizemore

THE LAST BELL

If the last general
gives the last order
As we forsake
the last border
If the last mother
gives the last son
Is that when war
will be done?

If out the last patrol
has been sent
And the very last round
has been spent
The air with dying screams
is no longer rent
Will it be then that
we shall repent?

If the last tank
roars to a stop
If the last plane
falls from the air
And the very last bomb
does drop
Will there be anyone
left to care?

When the last battle
is fought
And the last soldier
has fallen
All the saints being
gone to Heaven
And with the evil ones
staying in Hell

Who shall it be
that tolls
the last bell…?