When the War is Over
by David N. Yancey

when the war is over
we will light the candles
with the same bombs
but for now I will sing
Napoleon you've done us in
atone now from your grave
it's still the same war
wearing different pants

when the war is over
we will light the candles
with the fires of burning buildings
and burning bushes
on the sacred mount
we will not burn
we will all return
it's in the Bible
I swear

when the war is over
we will light the candles
and check the pulses
of the wounded by
candlelight
cause that will be
all that is left
to see by
not even the light
of clean hands



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Copyright © 2008 - David N. Yancey
Published: 9/18/08   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem