Lest We Forget

Lest we forget war

Lest we forget peace


There is grief in dislocation

And now I must move on

Keep beetling along

But what if I stood my ground?

Or just sat here a while longer

Can I rage against losing it all

Rage, rage

For smiles and silly things  

I’ll rage

For continued conversations

Good mornings


I’ll rage

For snow and sun and prayers

I’ll rage

Finally, I am a sum of my memories

And so I rage



As I refuse to forget


  • dusk arising

    A famous poem by Dylan Thomas comes to mind, it begins:- 'Do not go gentle into that dark night, rage, RAGE against the dieing of the light'. It was written about his father on his deathbed.
    You are the sum of both that which makes you different from everyone else and that which makes you the same - humanity. Rage on with measured indifference and stand your ground when your footing is firm.
    An excellent, intriguing piece of writing.

    • AJ

      Thank you- yes was using some of Thomas' phrasing on purpose

    • psychofemale

      nicely penned :)

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