NOW THERE IS ANOTHER TIME

Robert Bissett (b. 1945), “Harvest Time”
Courtesy Fine Art America

When the harvest has come in
Now two months or maybe three
It will be time to snap the chains
And let the hounds of war run free

Always as it was before
When food for winter was assured
Then the stage to start the war
With autumn sustenance secured

But now there is another time
When weapons unimagined then
Have been developed to their prime
So that no war will come again

Except the war of tribes and bands
Who have survived in ruined lands