“We Didn’t Know”
The mind constructs compartments
sealing off brutal burdens
burying alive dark knowledge
from the light of change
and a fatal duty to act.
Did we judge too harshly?
Nightmare waking truth
huddles behind padlocked doors
horror’s ooze ordered by a stern will
soul finds anchor in unreality
unforgiving, hunted heart reveals itself
Have I judged too harshly?
Quite beautiful and telling, Andro. You are an optimist at heart, my friend.
Without the darker side of humanity there
would not be the light to shatter the darkness…
Have a lovely afternoon
and evening Monica 🙂 xxx
Just so, Ela
Maybe, sometimes we don’t want to know… 😦
Hi Kenny, Troubling but possibly very true. Perhaps when we have evolved into energy fields we will no longer feel the necessity. That’s probably not in this century. Humans as a species leave something to be desired, but you, my friend, are just right.
Hi Monica, Sandy is spot on !!! “war is sometimes unavoidable” it is true. We can “NEVER” end “WARS” they are just as much part of life as “PEACE” Sorry to say.
When words fail, one can only say thank you for being there and for bearing witness yet again.
When one stands at an open pit filled with the skulls of those killed by man’s attempt to exterminate a race one sadly realizes that as horrible, contemptible and wasteful as war is it is sometimes unavoidable. The Geezer, my human, having born witness by seeing the aftermath in an excavated pit with 1000+ such skulls in it has to say never again.
hate and fear breed from ignorance, Monica, and you would’ve thought in this modern age we would gain enough knowledge to be able to expunge it from our lives. But sadly, some want to hold on to the old ways of retaliation first, consider other options later!!
Danke sehr, Gislinde
At least fewer of us view war as entertainment and occupation – not sure about that, but I hope that’s so. It’s the underlying fear and hate that I want to expunge, whether it’s directed at groups of people or animals. Signs of progress? — unclear. Appreciate this comment, Pen.
This heartfelt comment warms me, Bluebee.
Schöner Text wünsche dir einen schönen Tag.Gruß Gislinde
So much history, Monica, showing us what happens when humans take arms against each other, when even the basic ‘rules’ of war and humanitarian acts are disregarded, and atrocities become acceptable in the minds of those who are high on bloodlust and domination… WE didn’t know, becomes the cry….and then we judge…when it’s too late… Your words above strike a chord, and should strike a chord to all who see Wars as futile…for who can ever say they are the winners?
So much bloodshed… and usually ’tis the innocent who pay the greatest price…… xPenx
This chills to the bone. “horror’s ooze” cannot be stemmed. Time and again it is the denier’s undoing.
Why, then, has “Never Again” proved to be an empty cry? We have Bosnia, Rwanda, etc.
We learn little from history, it would seem.