Least We Forget

Today we remember. So, I’ll share a verse I wrote a number of years ago. I’ll also share a close-up of a poppy… fitting today’s Sunshine Monday Macro set by Irene. Really, I don’t want to say too much… but I want to remind you… we should never forget the sacrifice our forefathers made… so we can enjoy the privilege of freedom…

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!

About aj vosse

Love life, live love... share life... share love!
This entry was posted in Factual Opinion, Family & Life, Photography, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Least We Forget

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Ek het hier gaan lees en die gedig dryf my tot trane.


  2. Pingback: Beams of Sunshine #17 – Heaven's Sunshine

  3. Pingback: Beams of Sunshine #17 – Sunshine’s Macro Monday

  4. TCast says:

    Look, the poppy is standing mighty proud.


  5. de Wets Wild says:

    We shouldn’t ever forget, and yet we keep making the same mistakes over and over and over.


I value your 'likes' and comments, even though I don't always reciprocate, I care. Thanks for making the effort! God Bless!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.