Charles J. Ingerson

SOUND OF HISTORY

Can you feel the cannons?
Are they pounding to a rhythm of death?

No, my enemies,
there is no pounding in death!
Death is a resilient song sung by feelings lost

Can you feel the cannons?
Are they measured to the rhythm of life?

No, my enemies,
the measure of life is seen!
Life is a bright song sung by endless voices.

Can you feel the cannons?
Are they reeling within the memories of history?

Yes, my enemies,
the cannonade of history is heavily felt.
History is a resilient song sung by knowing choices.

Feel the cannons tremble, and
sense the cannoneers.

This poem was inspired by “Sound of Memory” v©Copyright May 30, 2002 by Anthony W. Pahl