Poem: “This is the Time of War”

This is the Time of War

I tried to write an anthem for the future
What will be and calls to us unseen
Committed by an evil to encounter
Sing for us until we come to be

There will be a war not thought of yet
Those who know it not will know it then
They will be submitted to a test
Sing for us, the future cannot end

Defend the world of light that God has made
Defend the King of light whom we adore
Darkness from above, we are betrayed
Sing for us, this is the time of war

                    March 22, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."

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