AFTER THE WAR

We are resolute
We are stubborn
As we bury the hundreds of thousands now dead
And treat the millions hurt and in terrible pain

Over time we forget
And the wounds remain
In our body, but mostly in our minds

Some remember
Others deny its ugly rationale
So soon we revisit this terrible tale
Of death and devastation
Of pain and anguish
Of lies and half-truths

We will repeat this scene
Over and over,
And over again – many times
Until we are no more
And others are left with the pain of war.

Paul Alleyne – 02/25/08

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Comments

  • Pagly2
    Pagly2over 6 years ago

    Oh Paul such a powerful piece..IF only we could truly say ’After" …THANK you for joining us…….

  • Thanks, Pagly. Glad you like it.

    – Paul Quixote Alleyne

  • Liv Stockley
    Liv Stockleyover 6 years ago

    Very powerful image indeed Love the colour combination good, good,good :-))

  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkover 6 years ago

    Terrible specter, you picked the right colors for devastation interestingly enough, it wouldn’t have occurred to me to use those warms. I think it’s the frayed edges of the black, a kind of sootiness it gives to the city that makes it frightening for what could be. Indeed for what has been. And too, it’s like night, lit by bombs.

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago
    POWERFUL POETRY
  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanover 6 years ago

    amazing!!!!

  • Thanks, Suzanne.

    – Paul Quixote Alleyne

  • Harlan Mayor
    Harlan Mayorover 6 years ago

    Great Job! Love it!

  • RMonroe
    RMonroeabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant….powerful and emotive image and words:)

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 6 years ago

    Wow, this is amazing!

  • juliedoye
    juliedoyeabout 6 years ago

    amazing work!

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Whew! Powerful work! Breath taking.

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