The details are lost in the words.
The anger and beliefs blur them more.
Are we desensitised to their plight?
Or just desensitised to war?
A few minutes at six o’clock,
And a few more minutes at ten pm.
This is all we ever see of the gore,
Yet we do nothing to rescue them?
Few understand the details.
This is not some religious debate.
Can we even try to pick a side?
This is not about a ‘Terrorist State’.
Have you ever been in a warzone?
Not many of us have, thank fuck.
We don’t spend each night scared
Waiting for our houses to be struck.
The majority of those killed
Have been completely innocent!
How dare we allow this to continue?
And why won’t the World assent?
This is about helping people.
You know – those bipedal beings?
You may remember your mother;
Whilst theirs died fleeing…
The men in office make the calls,
Yet none of them are to be seen
At the boundaries of the warzone
Despite that they caused this scene.
‘Innocents die and guilty go free’
Seems to be the lesson learnt here.
Why can’t we just end the bloodshed?
That’s a call to which we can all adhere.
Lay down your arms – both sides.
Stop with the rhetoric and hate.
Please let us help the wounded
And formulate a peaceful State.