Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SONS SONS (WAR AND PEACE)

SONS OF SONS (WAR AND PEACE)


…and i will call to you             when the shooting stops           call your name

will you be one to remain         one who is left                         or will i find your body

lying dead upon the field          your eyes no longer see           your ears no longer hear

still, the little boy you were       a mother can see it no other way          tears form



roll down the cheek                 through the veil                        threw one more cast

you step into the icy water        excited about the prospect       a fish on your line

fish for dinner                          this day perfect                        without knowing

this day would pass                 would not return again             there would be other days



but none as perfect                   i breathe deep                          sweet scent of honeysuckle

memories flood back               the fighting over                       i see you whole and well again

war accomplishes nothing        you send a “tweet”                   make threats

each time                                 sons will die                             and sons of sons

will die                                     bodies lying on the field           threats uttered carelessly

June 28, 2017

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left” — Bertrand Russell