crimean war…

crimean war

cold
north winds
wrapped
in scarlet clouds
foretell
that they
shall come again
grave diggers
seizing plots
of land
to bury
the bodies
beside those
who fell
so many
years ago
spring
softens
the frozen black sea soil
muffling the sounds
of boots
boots like
funeral drums
fill the night air
as tear draped coffins
make their way
again
to forgotten mass graves
where
names
matter not
nor
it would seem
the reason
the dead
begin
to lament

6 thoughts on “crimean war…

  1. first – i love the pic… the words have a heavy weight… i would hope no one ever forgets their names… there’s a monument for the jews that died during WW II and what they do is read all their names…again and again…to remember..

  2. this whole situation (any war for that matter) is so very sad. we talk about being civilized and all that, but i can’t believe we still fight wars in this day and age. oh well.
    beautifully portrayed, as always!

  3. this side of human beings really freezes my very soul. How can they massacre human beings like that, no matter what excuse they give! nothing can justify that ghoulish monstrosity! its scary to think what goes inside those minds.

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