Warning to a Younger Brother
To the Elder Brother, the Twentieth Century:
All the wars and cruelties shall be ended,
All the hatreds and tyrannies shall finish,
All the thirst for power and riches shall come to naught,
All the young men sent to suffer and die,
All the young women wronged,
All the fathers and mothers whose children died,
All the lives blighted,
All the childhoods broken and hearts of children crushed,
All the waters, the airs, the lands and the forests sullied,
All the innocent suffering of the Earth,
Whose hearts bleed and cry for the Justice of the Judge,
They shall be heard.
Twenty First Century - you have been warned.
(c) Orthodox England - Published within the English Deanery of the Church Outside Russia: with the blessing of the Very Reverend Mark, Archbishop of Great Britain and Ireland.