Red Fire

red/orange sunset

The sun sets
The sky burns
War machines rumble
And men march
The days of peace end
And war begins
This night

Some fight for blood
Some battle for honor
Others seek adventure

The day is ending
And battle is beginning
War has come
Some battle to defend
Some battle to conquer
Who is to tell
Only history will tell



Red like the Fall’s leaves
Red as the setting sun
And the cardinal who sings

Red like the fire’s glow
Red as the child’s crayon
And the Christmas lights

Red like the blood of wounded soldiers
Red as the eyes that mourn
And the heart that breaks

Red like the human’s rage
Red as the victims killed
And the blood-stained car wreck

The hurts we carry on our flesh
The joys we keep in your hearts
Can be painted in red.