In Memoriam

Today I walked among the dead,
While images swam through my head,
Of movies I have watched my whole life long.

Of boys in trenches and in tanks
And officers of higher ranks
And acts of bravery set to powerful song.

Today I walked among the dead,
While images swam through my head,
Of camaraderie and brotherhood .

Of men who heeded freedom’s call,
Of ‘All for one and one for all!’,
Of boys whose hearts were strong and brave and good.

Today I walked among the dead,
While images swam through my head,
Of all the stories on the nightly news.

Of terrorism, oil and greed,
Of poverty, starvation, need,
democrats, christians, atheists, muslims, jews.

Today I walked among the dead,
And tried so hard to wrap my head
Around the way things were, and still remain.

It seems that it’s the same old story,
We fight for gold and gods and glory,
The enemies just have a different name.

Today I walked among the dead
to make some peace in my own head.
Peace for these men that I have never met.

(The world is so.)

The world is so, and so we must
Have those who fight and die for us
Because there is no other way, of yet.

And though I hate the thought of war,
And all the things we’re fighting for,
I walk among the dead,
lest I forget.

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One Response to In Memoriam

  1. Johnny says:

    Beautiful

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