Oh Weeps My Soul

Oh weeps my soul
ever aching
for the injured
the threatened
and all those lost

I hear your cries
feel your tears
see your sorrow
such destruction
so high the cost

Treasures
and trinkets
memories
gathered year
after year

Left in the moment
as you flee
looking for safety
while the world
sheds a tear

The old and the young
the healthy and lame
no one is free
from the ravaging
and pain

Babies crying
toddlers in tow
while you run
fleeing to safety
as bullets rain

The bombs drop
explosions that rock
and kill
destroying all
while you try to sleep

Yet, stand
and protect
you face the foe
knowing for him,
there is no clean sweep

For the farmer knows
and the farmer tows
the people stand
a barricade
to protect their land

United is your strength
courage welling up
rising with bravery
gaining momentum
while you take a stand

The enemy fooled
surrender themselves
as truth reveals
that the lies they were fed
is the real fake news

Many warn home
that the mission is wrong
they are not liberating
just killing their neighbours
based on one corrupt man’s views

Brothers, sisters
husbands and wives
parents and children
hastily torn apart
never to know

What is to become
of their war-ravaged homes
a place where they lived
where it was always,
always safe to go

Unsure of a future
so many are lost,
lost to the entrails
taken too young
injured beyond repair

The seeds of war
scattered and sown
blow across the wind
the stench hanging,
filthily in the air

And, here I stand
watching and listening
crying with you
as I see war
takes it toll

I pray
for you, and for them
for an end, and healing
God, save them, forgive them
Oh weeps my soul

© Leslie C Dobson

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Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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