Colin F. Jones

WHY MUST I REMEMBER?

Why must I remember
What I desire to forget
Each year awakening memories
Of sadness and regret?
Why must I suffer all my life
From revived memories of a war,
When all I want is to forget ,
That I’m not troubled anymore?
Why is it veterans must recall
The events of tragic days,
Forced to suffer through it all,
Over and over again?
Lest we forget, lest we forget,
And lose the perpetual pain.