Remembrance Day

Here’s a verse I wrote a few years ago for Remembrance Day…

War and Peace…

Torn to shreds, ripped asunder… again we’re reminded of man’s blunder
Yet in our hearts there’s joy and calm, love resounds like claps of thunder

Bullets fly, bombs rain down while shells explode on the up-churned earth
As on a sidewalk on another planet men congratulate each other’s worth

Murder, mayhem are clear to see, slow death’s rewards as the gang lords feud
While in a park a block away happy folk frolic or play… with happiness imbued

Circle of death… folk gather to prematurely lay their young in the ground
Behold a newborn’s cry brings contentment and joy to these gathered around

We live day after day, hearing our children sing, hearing the song of the skylark
While worlds away the rockets rain down on the weary under the cover of dark

Shattered bones, lives and souls live daily in their own miseries and hell
Yet, on another street’s corner chimes the invitation of the wedding bell

Have you in your soul delved today, given some thought for a time to pray?
Saying thanks for your life’s blessing and the peace you share on this day!

Let us never forget!

 

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11 Responses to Remembrance Day

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Timely reminder of the sacrifice of others. Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Nirodaigh says:

    nice one. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we really saw a movement of people showing we HAVE actually learnt something over all these centuries of foolishness? sigh.

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  3. Beautiful poem, AJ.

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  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Ja-Nee. En die mensdom wil nie leer nie…

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  5. Rainee says:

    That is lovely. I think I will share it on Facebook 🙂

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