Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7th and Every Other Day of War

Image borrowed from Google Images
U.S.S. Arizona
December 7, 1941

I wasn’t alive when you died
Now craggy and rusted in the bay’s bottom
The locker of soul’s linger there
If you stop and listen you can hear
2,400 Heartbeats of that kill
The sleeping giant awoke with anger
Retaliatory tear drops spilt more blood
Did we not yearn for peace?
Must we do this time and time again?

Why not honor them with Stillness.


Vicki Lane said...

Very nice!

I'll answer the question you asked in the comments of my blog over there at my place.

Gabriela Abalo said...

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?" ~Eve Merriam

Nice post!!

thanks for stopping by my place


Wysteria said...

A very good reminder of this day in History. Thanks for taking the time writing this thoughtful piece


TALON said...

It always seems the answer to the question, "Must we do this time and time again" must be yes as it continues time and time again...

A beautiful tribute...

gospelwriter said...

A thought-provoking piece. The toll taken by war is always heavy, whether or not it hits us personally. I love so much the way this is written, with love, with care - a not taking sides...

Retaliatory tear drops spilt more blood
Did we not yearn for peace?

People do yearn for peace, I think, but too many still equate 'peace' with 'the cessation of war'.

Myrna R. said...

So sad. Thank you for remembering this day. Wish there was no need for the word - war.

Jingle said...


well done...
wars hurt.