Fossa Militiae

Deadly silence,
Morning groans,
Pause in the violence,
Mourning moans,
Call of the bomb rain,
Battlefield of blood will stain,
General’s speech rile up hope,
How will death-bound soldiers cope?
Shouting of desperate men,
Then comes the call of sin,
Deadly gas killing father and son,
Never able to turn and run,
Standing their ground frozen in fear,
Calling out to their mother dear,
Crying silently as young men die,
Saying a silent goodbye,
1918 the time has come,
Time to put down the gun,
The war has ended finally,
A saving peace to decree.