Historians

Beneath the rubble of civilizations past

ancient souls cry out to be remembered

from great societies that didn’t last

their wisdom buried in history’s ashes

their lives that passed too fast

who will give those souls peace?

and tell their stories?

of past glories?

historians are the bridges

connecting the past to today

their tireless work

a timeless passion play

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In Memoriam

USA Memorial Day 2019

the young men were sent to die

by the old men who sat by

leaving mothers to cry

and wonder why

their child had to die

gravestones in military cemeteries

silently attest

that a country’s lost it’s best

we remember those who died

every mother’s and father’s pride

and on this sad day

we can only pray

for permanent peace… someday

On Monuments of War

people say that they hate war

that they don’t want anymore

massive casualties and gore

yet monuments are built

edifices of national guilt

over the blood that was spilt

glorifying past wars

on distant shores

to settle old scores

why

build

any

more?