Stars Alight

Lie entrenched with conscience creeping
drenched with evil ever seeping
studied for years without conceiving
without work they're always reaping
no words of mercy or thoughts of reprieving
a slow in the fire is often deceiving
mothers lie awake constantly weeping
for grown men reduced to babies teething
and bombs that fall on children sleeping
he's lived for years but his death they're grieving
stars alight that need no keeping
a star for every life that's leaving