Thursday, 22 May 2014

Forgotten Wars (Inspired by true events)© James WF Roberts 2014

Forgotten Wars
© James WF Roberts 2014
 Legend and myth,
fuelled by the arrogance,
the ignorance of the British Bulldog.
Sneak attack in the Dardanelles.

Blunder of the century.
Passchendaele and the Somme
blood soaked poppy fields,
unknown soldiers, buried
en masse.

Forged in fire
and blood. Forgotten
stories. A day glorifying
death or blood?

Yet, sometimes those old Clichés
are full of truths.

To the victor goes the spoils.
History written by the winners,
loser are succumbed to the catalogue cards
in an old dusty library.

Cenotaphs on bronze and majestic,
religious icons in a secular age,
don’t tell the story of the blood
soaked dirt, the statues were
erected on.

Forgotten language
disappeared customs,
dispersed—people;
silent song lines

Gypsies are forgotten
so are the infirmed
and the artistic; in the tomes
of the holocaust. Armenians
denied on the shores of Gallipoli.

Forgotten wars,
unhealed wounds,
Forgotten victims
of state wide crimes.

Forgotten Heroes,
well-fought causes,
Freedom of speech,
Gay marriage,
the right to vote.

Forgotten wars,
unhealed wounds,
Forgotten victims
of state wide crimes.

Forgotten stories
faded memories.
Forgotten wars,
leaves a bitter taste
in the mouth.

War crimes at least
resolve the rumours
with evidence and
investigations…

Massacres and genocide
swept under the black arm
band of history—scapegoat

of all manner of horrors…

No comments:

Post a Comment