Thursday, 19 July 2012

Poem for Thursday: This Human Race







Another casualty; we’ve already lost the war.
Lost here forever, what are we fighting for?
Another fallen hero, a shadow on the ground-
‘Ever in our hearts until salvation’s found.’

We’ll destroy ourselves, this human race --- power-hungry people.
A collision course is in place.
We’ll destroy ourselves, this human race-
Live and let live, for our children’s sakes.

Destruction lies in the enemy’s hands,
Enemies are within us. Here they stand.
The only way to stop us is when no-one’s left to kill-
This man has a family, that man who’s lying still.

What does it mean to you? Yet another story to fill your News?
What does it mean to us, when we’re not the one’s picking up the pieces?

We’ll destroy ourselves, this human race --- power-hungry people.
A collision course is in place.
We’ll destroy ourselves, this human race-
Live and let live, for our children’s sakes.

                                                                                  George Chapman

Image: Unknown soldiers' graves (source: Daily Telegraph)

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