William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS

We were given laws on Mount Sinai
When Moses came down the hill
“Don’t steal, don’t covet your neighbour’s wife
And especially do not kill”

God sent us his son the Prince of Peace
To tell us about the law
“Love your neighbour as yourself
Is the greatest rule of all”

We failed at Crimea in the valley of death
in Korea and Vietnam
we failed in World War One and Two
Will we fail in Afghanistan?

They killed U.N. people in Iraq
Killed the Jews in Tel Aviv
As we walk through the valley
of the shadow of death
There seems to be no reprieve?

Go tell it on the mountain,
Pray to Allah above
Free us all from this Valley of Tears
Our world needs brotherly love!

Author’s Note: “God bless and keep safe the Canadian Peacekeepers who are commencing their one year Peacekeeping tour in Afghanistan this month!” Submitted for the August 2003 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Mountains and Valleys