You Can Still Hear The Sky Larks Sing: A Poem

May 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Poetry) (, )

You Can Still Hear The Sky Larks Sing: A Poem

You can still hear the sky larks sing
And the guns are no longer heard
Poppies still blow between the crosses row on row
101 years since John McCrae penned the words to In Flanders Fields
And many more cemeteries and graveyards have been sown all over the world
the seeds of numerous wars that have been fought since that so-called Great War from 100 years ago
Would Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Czar Nicholas II and the leaders of France and Britain gone to war to enforce their petty quarrels and jealousies and nationalistic pride if they knew the sheer Hell and chaos and hundreds of millions of deaths that would have resulted over the next century as a result of their quarrel and desire to go to war?
If any of them were monsters, they’d have said Yes
If any of them were men, they’d have said No
Their conflict and their decision to go to war did set the stage for the rise of monsters
Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and numerous others
When humans stumble in their humanity, monsters will rise in their wake
-A poem written by Christopher
Wednesday May 30th 2016.

 

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10 Comments

  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Such powerful wisdom!
    Brought tears to my eyes.
    Thank you for writing this and sharing it, Christopher.
    (((HUGS)))

  2. ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

    Whatever those leaders or politicians nowadays did, are the Aftermath of what had been done in the past. The sins of the fathers will be repaid, somehow …
    The sowing and reaping …

  3. Hyperion said,

    “When humans stumble in their humanity, monsters will rise in their wake” Profound and intrinsically true, my friend. Having drowned in that wake while serving in three wars, I can testify that monsters are made from ordinary folk and fed into the hopper and ground to sin and misery to satisfy the whimsy of psychopaths that wield great power. It is violence we worship and the love of one another we despise. We need a fix for that. perhaps the next U.S. President will request funding for DARPA to find a solution in pill form we can take with our coffee and biscuit in the morning.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Daniel.

      Yes, you’ve seen the aftermath of monsters arising.

      Ah yes, taking a pill – like the Matrix- a red pill or a blue pill.

      • Hyperion said,

        Yes, a red or blue pill. One lets us live in harmony totally amused with ourselves and the other cancels our subscription to bio-gas used to fuel our self absorption. Since we now have a nationalized health care program, the pills should be free. Of, course there will be a black market of Chinese knock offs made from reclaimed asbestos mitigation plans.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that about sums up what will happen all right.

      • Hyperion said,

        I’m spoiled and a bit intransigent. I’ll probably just stick to Sherrielock’s magic elixir of mushrooms at least until the pill police break down the door and force me to take one of the government supplied solutions.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        LOL !

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