Terry D. Sutherland

SLAVES TO OUR PAST

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: September 9, 2007
Awarded: September 9, 2007
Slaves to a mental state
Thoughts we cannot abate
That is our destiny
That is the life we see

Day after day we live
Hoping someone will forgive
A wrong we know was right
Maybe, it was right to fight

Now we pay, day after day
Trying to turn black to gray
Trying to turn wrong to right
Night, after night, after night

We live for those that are dead
We live with sorrow and dread
But we die for country and home
It’s there in the resolve we’ve shown