8 comments on “THE SHADOWS OF WARS

  1. Excellent, Robert. Beautifully written. Encompasses the twin towers of poignancy and pertinence. How thoughtful and significant the accompanying photo of the World War II watch towers, standing sentinel along the Delaware Bay beaches, persistent reminders for the young people who know what those towers are.

    Thought provoking vis a vis the 28 June 1919 signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the 100th anniversary of the First World War; and of the 70th anniversary of the Second World War Western Allies landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

    Poppies grow in the French fields now, shrouding where the unknown soldiers missing in action rest. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn…?

    • Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

      As long as greed continues to trump learning the lessons of history you may continue to ask,”When will they ever learn?”.



  2. Well done, my friend. I love the lines about “enslaving the poor/through to the core.” Nice! Excellent, as SM says above. Have a lovely weekend, dear Robert!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  3. Samantha’s word’s put this powerful piece in greater perspective for me. Your voice deserves far more than a blog post for its realism and transparency. Nice work.

  4. Hi,

    In many ways your expression about war are true, however, I am torn between because war in itself is not the evil that make men kill each other. I personally believe that the devaluing of human life is a disease of blindness that causes us to look at the human being not as a being to be treasured with that breath of life that no man can ever create.

    So regardless of whether it is war, or crime on the streets, or terrorists, killing continues because we fail to see that the essence of life is precious, untouchable, and cannot be returned once taken away.

    I enjoyed your poem. It made me think about the essential essence of life that no one can give me. It is something that I had to discover for myself.


    • Dear Pat,

      Thank you for connecting with my arrangement of words here. I agree with you completely. Thank you too, for arranging your words here, a tribute to what the human condition can be.



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