(Planet Me)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
the survivors

One day soon
there will be no more memories
no more words written
no more lies
the last survivors will have fallen
the last of us who knew their lives

a B17 with a flaming wing
falling out of the autumn sky
to the fields, leaving behind
burnt skin and broken arms
of the heroes who just survived
who did not speak of what they saw
for no words can taste the bitterness of war

we may have made it out of the trenches
but not out of the past
let the Prime Ministers fight their wars on horseback
and let that war be mankind's last
for old age has claimed the survivors
and words are all that are left of the past

Tragic and beautiful.
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