Our smart bombs are precisely guided
toward carefully selected targets.
Even so, small children and their parents die.
General Sherman told us: war is cruelty.
He said we might as well
appeal to the thunderstorm.
We appeal to you, good Lord.
Let justice be tempered.
Let mercy be honored.
Photo of two wine glasses broken by my cat;
photo copyright 2010 by Danny N. Schweers; prayer, 2011.