My Poetry ~  Iraq, 2003 Shrapnel in the Heart

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding." ~ Albert Einstein

Iraq, 2003
another battle cry
on last night's news
our president's solemn resolve.        

an intake of breath, a prayer:
dread, doubt, destruction
wisdom, faith, hope

this morning, birds chirp
a spontaneous song in the still, clean air
the yellow sun washes the sky.

a peaceful calm
before war's storm.