All This War

by Joshua Firth

All this war, 

So much peace it tore,

So many civilians I see,

And along with them is me.

So much they destroy

Because of the bombs they deploy,

Lots and lots of spies,

Everyone they despise,

All this war, so much peace it tore.

Written by Joshua Firth as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Lucinda Jacob in St. Matthew’s National School, Sandymount in May 2022.