If there was a place

If there was a place

In this corner of space

Where we could grow

Not know

Want, fear,

Not hear

The sound of guns

Where mothers’ sons

Lose their humanity

To a faceless insanity.

If there was a place somewhere

We could dare

To stay, not flee

Take to the sea

Watch gentle waves lap

Not sap

The life blood

Drown in the flood

Offer to the shore

The fruits of war

I swear

I would take you there.