It is what it is despite protest,
resistance and debate.
Wisdom says to meet through
surrender, not struggle.
To glow as sun rather than blow
an angry wind; to yield.
Cold war ends as hot war revives
and God is always present.
But surrender? Righteousness forbid!
Only God has mercy. Afterward.
Surrender? Such learned ignorance always
asked of women, slaves, enemies.
Given what is what it is, will men surrender
too to save their children?
Given what is what it is, will surrender
suffice for both faith and war?
Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast