|QUEEN TAKES PAWN
The ink-stained subject of somebody’s lies
Advanced on Honshu – a dramatic surprise
For the clerk and the merchant as they turned to the skies,
To a fierce second sun burning into their eyes.
Neither could possibly ever surmise
In their pain, by their dying, and with their last cries
There lay peace and lay harmony – a war’s duel prize.
Forty-five thousand were lost without trace
And dismissed to the air where they needed no grave.
A similar number, ceremoniously laid
In a time-honoured graveyard were entitled ‘The Brave –
They Died The Lives Of Millions To Save’.
Let no-one forget, nor excuse, nor dismiss,
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the torturers’ kiss.
Last edited on Wed Dec 6th, 2006 02:01 pm by Poet