War The unimaginable game of a man Senseless destruction of lives Lives of Ukrainians Defending their homeland, Their way of life, Their families and The world as they know it Lives of Russians Powerful brainwashing What did he say? What did he threaten To embolden young men and women To attack, unprovoked a neighbor country? Miles of tanks Driven by Russians How did he plant the seeds Of kill, destroy, inflict carnage? What evil lurks within? How do we crush this malevolence Without embodying evil ourselves? The world is uniting In rejection of this heinous action Loving generosity is exploding In retaliation Some Russian citizens have resisted The embrace of evil Are risking lives and freedom To renounce this action of their leader And his minions Prayer seems so small, so insignificant In the presence of military might However, prayer can fuel love Can bring strength to hearts suffering across the world Prayer can fight evil It is not all we can do It is the best we can do It will inspire and direct wisdom And any chosen action will be the fruit of that wisdom May the power of love surround and empower good in this world.