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"It's Written In The Earth"

It’s written in the earth
That love alone is yours.
It’s written in the earth,
Love must not go to wars.
It’s written in the earth,
That leaves and flowers fade.
It’s written in the earth,
That seas and mountains prayed.

That babies cried as fathers died
In wars they never made,
It’s written in the earth,
And ev’ry thing is weighed.

It’s written in the earth,
That sunshine follows rain.
It’s written in the earth,
That sorrow comes again,
That wars will ever roam.
It’s written in the earth,
While far away from home.

But, God’s iron pen
Writes for us men,
Engraved on girl and boy
What’s written in the earth,
Let nothing here destroy.

It’s written in the earth,
That rivers at times flow,
It’s written in the earth
To war we always go.
The rivers at times dry,
It’s written in the earth,
We go to war to die
It seems that’s all it’s worth.

Yet children play
As mothers say,
“Be careful, you are mine”
It's written in the earth,
With a finger that's devine.

Lyrics
In memory of fallen classmates, WWII

To purchase the sheet music for $4.95 please write to:

Helena Willett
23 Prospect St.
Room #312
Norwalk, CT 06850

About the author:

Helena Willet is a songwriter, actress and poetess, who has won several Connecticut Press Club awards for her poems. She currently resides in Connecticut.

 

ctpressclub

September 9, 2011 - 10:06am

Beautifully written. Love the part about G-d's "iron pen."

HelenaWillett

September 16, 2011 - 3:22pm

Helena, the composer, says several people think Garth Brooks would be the ideal singer for her gentle anti-war song.

maura

October 3, 2011 - 5:13pm

This poem touched my heart so deeply. It conjures up faces of those that have passed. It is a declaration against war. I can also hear it being sung by Garth Brooks or Keith Urban. congrats, Helena Willett!!!

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