Memorial reversed

The war memorial a made
To honour those who died
Their comrade bowed their heads and remembered
In mourning all the nameless dead

In the war to end all wars
The blacksmith and the farm labourer
The factory slave and brother and neighbour

As people gaped at zo many dead
That went through so much violence
That were soused like candles in a church
Like leaves that the wind blew away
And the living could not understand
How zo many alive were dismissed
Like worker at the end of a harvest

But over the year the grief has gone
The mourning has become a new morning

The memorial to the Great War changed
To encompass all of the soldiers
That died in all the wars the nation fought
And turn them into heroz

Zo that their loss is now a gain
And people who believe their hero
UIll join in the bloodshed at another time
As if, no one had ever feared another war
Or wished that the peace would endure

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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