Copyright William Forde: October 2014.
'If visiting hours heaven had,
you'd see me everyday.
I'd hand out arms and legs to amputees
and hands and hearts to pray
for peace to spread across the world
and touch down in every land,
to see children laugh and play all day,
not have to understand
the senseless violence, the midnight screams
of hurt, shock, death and pain,
to look up at the night-time sky just to see it rain
down bombs and bullets as they lie frightened in their bed,
to blast and blow their home to bits with searching torch of infrared.
Please let my daddy home again, don't let me see him die
in circumstances cruel and tragic before my very eyes.
I love you daddy, you know I do,
there's almost nothing I wouldn't do for you,except....
kill for flag and country and rob another child of daddy too.'
William Forde: October 14th, 2014.