Remember those where poppies flew
on Flanders fields – a horrid view
now grass is green despite the blood
that once was seeping through the mud
from heated rifle’s deathly spew
Since then we’ve learned they were too few
that guns that slaughter now are new
and drowning us in crimson floods
remember those …
The drones are executing crews
and with a button we can draw
the line within a neighbourhood
can you distinguish who is good?
is there a line ‘tween me and you?
So Trifecta wants us to use Remember in the following meaning:
3 a : to keep in mind for attention or consideration
b : REWARD
I could not help to write a Rondeau inspired by John McRae’s piece. Do we really remember enough…?
November 10, 2013