Current Events Poems

Holy War

The screams of children, young and dying—
Tear the fabric of our world;
Yet old men plead for bombs to fall
On Gaza’s boys and girls.

“Their parents voted; the die’s been cast;
Fathers’ sins sowed their fate;
Their infants must be blown to bits;
We must trade hate for hate!”

A child of seven kneels before Mars;
Her home’s reduced to stones—
She cries besides her bloodied mother;
She wallows … broken and alone.

The sins of her parents: a mighty weight—
It has reduced her life to doubt.
Her light has not yet begun to spark,
But Holy War shall snuff it out!

Sean Dempsey
Sean Dempsey moved to New Hampshire as one of the first 100 ‘Free Staters.’ He unabashedly believes in the US Constitution and the message and principles enshrined by its founders. Sean believes the country in which we live needs to re-examine what Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, and Adams believed (and were willing to die for). The message of freedom is not a tag line or something to be embarrassed by, but is sacrosanct and more important than ever!

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