02 December 2013


displaying regret for lives lost and cost
recovering from horrendous war years 
devastating our past makes a martyr of 
your conscience; but sweet realisation 
death’s a silent consequence, a bonus 
of stupidity in free-deal mangled minds 
scheming events for real - seeking, say 
glory, retribution or plain profit, but isn’t 

an all of it; there’s sneaking views they 
knew even before declaring ‘an end to 
peace’ is saying - ‘we’re slow learners 
who’ll fail again’. History devotes most 
pages ingloriously to acts of rectitude, 
sad commentary on who we really are 

© 11 November 2013, I. D. Carswell

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