04 Sep 2016 – Forgetful

Forefathers came here,
fleeing ancient blood-feud strife
they saw no end to.

Ten-thousand battles –
every one a new excuse
to fight the next one.

The unforgotten
foments vengeance, age to age,
an endless sentence!

Perhaps we’re foolish,
no one now recalls the cause
our fathers fought for.

But here’s our choices:
ride the whirlwind to our doom,
or jump for safety!

You mock us rightly –
we forget, it weaves a nest
for a brand new world.

~

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