Churchly spire
In the midst of war,
A weekly respite of
Comfort and familiarity.

Tiny organ
Pumping chords of
Cherished melodies
And boyhood memories.

Images of war
Cast aside while
An hour of prayer
Wafts heavenward.

God returns
To the weekly assembly
Bringing hope amid chaos
Of unforgivable acts.

Cessation of war
Calms my fearful spirit,
Restores life,
Recreates hope.