Bleed Red

From tanned, barren, lonely lands
Blows blinding dust of Afghanistan
Women smothered in black tears
Children born trembling to fears
Of a future so distant, so unknown
Life so petty, all hope so forlorn
Who are the Gods orchestrating
Men at endless wars devastating
Where poppy fields bleed red
Staining shrouds of the undead
Opium dreams fill terror nights
Where gloom sells as paradise
How humanity sleeps in peace
When hearts beat with unease