Wednesday, November 11, 2015

False Dawn

Peace is but a false dawn
in the endless night of war.
Foxfire for forgetting -
just letting our tombstones settle before

a bugle call

sounds "add more names to the wall
and more poppies

to the fields."

For The Mag


Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is perfection and the photo is amazing. "Peace is but a false dawn..." It certainly seems so.

Susan Anderson said...


Berowne said...

"When will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?"

Gail said...

I'm not sure humans ever will. There's always been a "reason" for as long as time has been.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Perfectly appropriate levels of anger and resignation. A good write for a day such as this.

Helen said...

Glad I saved reading your poem for today ... watching our Veteran's Day parade this morning left me with tons of thoughts, emotions. Vietnam destroyed our family.

Sioux said...

Really interesting photo, and your poem is a perfect companion.

Fireblossom said...

I cannot fathom why humans cause other humans so much suffering.

Kathleen said...

The image of that bugle call have me goosebumps. Nice way to bring sound into the poem.