Our Fathers Died Fighting

free verse, reflections

Our fathers died fighting
in places we never knew.
Far away places never imagined.
Places like Timbuktu.

So many faces died fighting
for things they didn’t do.
Our fathers died fighting
in places we never knew.

Too easy we forget
in dark graves they lie,
and for most, before their time.
Without glory, without fame,
in far off places
they died fighting.

Places we never knew.

A tribute not to war, but those who died fighting.

9 thoughts on “Our Fathers Died Fighting

  1. Thanks Floots, Dan, Pat, and Quasar. Remembering is a big part of life. And the parts are? Maybe forgetting at times.

  2. And what the hell are we fighting for
    said the Crusader to the Arab Moore

    We fight to please our Masters
    We fight for land or oil to bore
    we follow orders nothing more
    we need die for ideals no more

    if it is not for us to question orders
    and we die, we shall RIP evermore

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