Our lives are glass, Painted in the blood, Of our brothers and sisters. Shattering of hearts unheard, Unseen continues As the stones Of our difference are thrown. Mementos’ gathered in haste Memories of what was, What could have been. Lost in the darkness, The true price of war. Hell is what this sour land will be As Death walks among us. Stirring this crucible of religion In madness and blasphemy. In a hurricane of hate A million shouted destinies destroyed. A ghost smile clenched in her teeth, The babe seeks comfort still From the teat of mothers rotting corpse. Truth comes only From mute words of the innocent, As they wash upon the shore. May they forgive us, As they sleep in deadly peace. Tired, cold, I am descending Into the silence of emptiness I close my eyes. What will you see when I close my eyes forever? For as the Angel of Death Walks among you Know his true name- Humanity.