Twisted braids

Ribbons gleam

Barbaric raids

A soldier's scream

Options wasted

Fabric torn

Blood is tasted

Muscles worn

Battles fought

Much in vain

Faces distraught

Die in pain

Crying eyes

A mother's wail

Her baby's cries

Begin to fail

Worse than living

Worse than death

The pain of giving

A loved one's breath

Take away strife

We make a deal

To save the life

It's all surreal