Colin F. Jones

LET US FORGET

Let us forget every battle and every war,
All the slaughter, all the blood, all the gore.
For that which is remembered we will repeat,
Maintaining a trauma we cannot defeat.

Why celebrate bad memories every year?
Clinging to painful thought and bitter tear,
Let us forget; let us forget all that we saw,
Lest we relive the atrocities of foul war.

This poem prompted the response, “Wish We Can Forget” ©Copyright November 21, 2009 by Melanie C. Campos ~ MahTame