Who hears ?

Who hears the shattering

of breaking hearts

in the cacophony of war?

Only the cohorts of the dead

in faceless phalanx,

bearing aloft the pennants

of their pain,

in silent ranks.

Who will restore

the pinioned dove of peace to flight

above the battlefields of blame?

Only the magnanimous, the far-sighted,

the compassionate, the brave

and the humane

mindful of the sanctity of life

and the shameful victory

of each child’s grave.

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Who hears ?

  1. Shermeen says:

    As if written for the present times…thought-provoking and very well expressed! (You do make each and every word speak for itself. Great).

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Good evening, Shermeen ..

    Thank you … I think it’s fair to say it could have been written at any time in this world’s history ….

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