by Cecilia Wynn
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Regale the sky tonight with wonder:
Let stream our lantern, glowing spectre,
To shine before the beasts who scurry,
Let Earth resound as giants hurry,
Like beats of drums that flood your hearing
Repeat the phrase, "be brave, no fearing,"
To soldiers drawn from cloudy air and drafted
To play their part in numbers. Courage only acted.
They sweep to earth, each buffeted, blown,
Below to earth--their doom--to drown.
This storm of dirty war tonight
Was only nature's forces' fight
Of thunder, lightning, rain, and wind.
All forces happy homes can end. ❧
*Picture not by me