Monday, October 9, 2017

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

We remember the war but not the frightened faces
The countries but not the intimate killing places
We remember war’s beginning and ending date
Not the political agenda that created the hate

We remember each and every major protagonist
But not on the mind of the war-mongering masochist
We critique the then sophisticated military technology
But bury little by little all the good in God's theology

We remember all the heroic battle events
A pension cheque hides the fallen families’ laments
We remember the news that made the media head-lines
While laying wreaths by all the beautifully constructed shrines

What we do not remember is the agony and the pain
How young men were horribly slain
For if we did, war would have become an obsolete solution
Not the manifestation of a madman’s revolution

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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