toy soldiers arrayed for battle
dirt clods piled high, piled ready
hands work, hands arrange, the cattle

a shout of challenge joyfully proclaims
my hill, my clods, my dirt, my army
hands move, hands laugh, with acclaim

showers down upon ranks and files
desperation, destruction from on high
hands release, hands clutch, toys scatter smiles

furious fusillades of artillery dirt
high clods fly ready for
hands scrape, hands coil, soil new shirt

quick work made by war from toys
clods of dirt, young hearts ready
hands high, hands open, soften simple joys

toy soldiers march, storm the city
more ammo, more dirt clods piled high
hands ready, hands steady, vacant of pity

War simply conveyed, simply played.
Play simply played, simply warred.