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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 4 April 14, 1943



A blood-red sunset. Like an avenging God
The sun plants cruel red feet across the world
And drags blood dripping fingers down the skies—
Across his month a sneer of hate is curled.

Unearthly stillness on the battlefield. Stillness of death.
A few sprawled corpses. The Sun God leers
On twisted bodies pitifully young.
Across the churned up earth there seers

The trail of a death-bearing shell.
Humanity's a word in this mad world where man kills brother
The cynic god laughs in the skies
"See how these Christians love one another.'"