Their shelter from suffering,
paid for by too many lives.
Some souls are easily sold.
Sacrificed by strangers.
Innocents die for some cause.
And next of kin hope
that no news is good news.
Our protests are ignored,
differences met by violence,
instead of finding understanding.
How much suffering must there be,
until we realise this is not the way,
we ward off this abominable evil?
As they try to take our spirit,
we must pray for peace.