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The Aftermath of the Great War

I once lived here and broke bread with friends
That seems eons ago
The river of life now flows past these parts
And many ghostly memories can be seen in the reflection
of the sky on the water’s silky sheen

I once lived here in another time when encouragement
flourished and all the people sang
Now I hear a faint echo as even the dirges have stopped
ringing out their soulful sighs
It is hushed almost sacred ground

The war is over and we have all moved on now
The shell and crust remains, perhaps new dormant seeds will grow
as showers of rain come and the sun shines down
but the close-knit lives have been unravelled
and although our memories remain our feet have travelled

One can never know when something or someone we love
will take a different turn, this is what I’ve learned
sing a different song, pen a different tune
life does not hinge upon what is, what was, what could be
but what we are, and how we spend ourselves, despite
directions changing, what wisdom has emerged from this?

It isn’t my place to know or to say
It wasn’t my place in the firstest place
But they wanted to know my opinion and had had just enough
of my tendence to fence-sit
Regret I feel, for tending to hatred
for fleeing from hardship, for losing my saneness

But in losing my saneness, I gained my reflection
In gaining reflection, I sensed my perfection
for perfection to me, is being imperfect, having flaws
and afflictions, overcoming addictions, perservering
tho minions might hate and despise us, we know who we
are now, and nothing can spite us

The Aftermath of the Great War

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

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