POEM: Remembering past wars

A Ponoka News reader composes poem to remember wars of the past and sacrifices made

The After Taste of War

Guns are quiet

The smell of ammunition

and blood is gone

Silent graves have quelled the revenge

Smouldered old buildings mock the horizon.

Mothers and wives put away bravery metals

Fathers are left with empty dreams.

Was it worth it all?

No one has an answer.

Justice is not spared on the battlefield

Torn limbs and crippled legs

Leave stories to be told.

An army of men with a cause to be proven

Once healthy and whole to be tried for pride.

Resist and advance

Retreat or surrender

God help us all

In the confusion of war.

Wasted young lives are put away

Models of freedom

They gave us a chance

To be more than we are!

Reverance is due for all they have given.

Edith Kane

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