Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Lay Down Your Guns

wars and crusades all fought in His name
they think they are sane
to kill in His name
but it won’t bring change, it’s completely in vain
just bystanders slain
and the lucky ones maimed

Muslims and Christians, Gentiles and Jews
to whom you call God, is your right
to choose
be it Buddha or Allah, Elohim or God
whatever you call him, killing
is not
what God was meant
to mean, no bombs on the streets
for innocence lost
is not about God

to temples and mosques and churches
you flee
to worship and pray, with such love
and glee
for He you kneel
and you pray and you heed
taking His words
as you want them to be, ignoring what they
should really mean

lay down your guns and your arms
and your bombs
for your bigoted hatred, will win over none
just leave you alone
at the foot of His throne

for the way that we live, for us and for me
should be in peace
alive, safe and free
so lay down your guns, please let it be
lay down your guns
and let us
live in peace

Copyright © 2011 by Mike Sutcliffe

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Hope Anew

Existing in the darkness of eternity
dreams lay amongst the waste
like splintered shards of light
shattered by pain now dulled

To live a life of day
in the confusing haze of chaos
wandering through shrouded mist
as a nomad in the storm

Searching for horizons
faint moonbeams in the dusk
glimpsing futures once thought lost
through hazy opaque eyes

The journey can begin
with steps that sometimes stumble
fates compass guides the way
as hope is born anew

Copyright © 2011 by Mike Sutcliffe