Sunday, 3 August 2014
Contribution to letter to Unknown Soldier Project
We build anniversaries, to remember horror,
as genocide still brings its daily misery,
we should never forget, anybody's senseless slaughter,
all those tragically killed in patriotic disguise.
The innocent victims, the fallen, the walking wounded,
all those that do not return home, those that mourn,
the many voices, silenced and stilled,
their names and stories forever touch and live.
We remember as long as dead names are coughed out,
as time moves on, locomotive tracks of destruction still created,
as days stretch, we do not follow complicity with silence,
remind ourselves of senses of humanity, left scattered and slain.
We remember too, all those who refuse to fight,
branded cowards, treated like an enemy,
as they battle for a world of peace,
against brutal threads that leave us numb.
With these memories, we continue to share,
spreading the fever of anger, across many lands,
all loss is like a ruined tunnel of light,
a centenary later, we again chant words of peace,
swimming together, desperately under dangerous sky.
Posted by teifidancer at 16:11