I wandered into a maelström
where the shouting turned to war
I wished them all a good day
cast a spell, they were no more.
Would that real life were so easy
that men of violence could be swayed
by a simple spell or by reason
enmity would remain un-displayed
To think of the peace we could all enjoy
at the nurturing of every child
all of the knowledge that could be spread
in a world where war was reviled.
©Joe Wilson – I still live in hope… 2014