Casualty. (197)

Dsc02480by Michelle Seyner16 Jul 2014

Gaza is
Being bombed
Into oblivion.
Of course
Unarmed civilians
Are always among
The first
"casualties of war."
The first to join
The endless queue
Of the silent dead.
They are the best
Indictment
Of war -
And yet war
Continues
Because
For every bomb
Dropped
There are
Profits
To be made
And profit
Trumps casualties -
Right?

But I dream
Of a world
Where war
Is its own casualty -
Dead and buried.
To never be
Dug up again
So all of us
Can live in peace.

16 July 2014.
Michelle Seyner.