John Kaniecki

Peace Action

Will my voice be heard
Among the maddening noise
Of wicked rulers absurd
Whose greed callously destroys
The fragile calm of peace

Will my cry go out
When missiles and bombs fall
And generals scream and shout
Where prayers in terror say all
From civilians seeking release

Will my words by read
In a society controlled by few
Lying in everything said
Denying what is true
Where evil multiplies to increase

Will my thoughts be known
By those who look away
Seeking just to be left alone
Hoping it will be okay
And that the evil will simply cease

Still I’ll speak, still I’ll cry
Still I’ll write, still I’ll contemplate
Until I go on to heaven high
Or until Love has conquered hate

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