The Less Will Fall
by Andee Sherwood
Less young men will roar with pride
and less young women will dream of being a bride.
Less joyful giggles will be heard by all
as so many children will die and fall.
Less students will cheer when they reach success
Less babies will cry after making a mess.
Less people will look up at the stars above
and sadly, less young couples will fall in love.
More soldiers to bury, more bodies to count,
more gunfire, bombs, and missiles to worry about.
More fear to spread, hate and violence, too
If you could stop this madness, could you, would you?
May peace be restored soon by this world of Man
and may people find trust in the shake of a hand.
Let a promise of good faith find a place in us all
The more we work together,
the less will fall.