A Lullaby for War


Don't look now, child

The world has gone to war

They don't care that you're just a child

To them, you're one soldier more.


Those aren't gunshots you hear now

Those aren't dying screams

Your virgin eyes are so innocent now

While safety has been reduced to a dream.


Close your eyes, precious babe

Someday, we'll be safe again

If we wake, precious babe

The world will lie still and slain.

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