poetry by j matthew waters

recounting history

the torch may fade from time to time
may flicker like a pilot’s light
disappearing over the sea

below the surface the torch
resumes its glow
likely to be found by henchmen
digging foxholes

beware the silence
they warned
lifting their torches
and charging a newfound
enemy with fiery explosions

in the aftermath smoldering fires
resurrect memories of old promises
feeding those who hunger
rebuilding what was destroyed

as new histories emerge new
generations evolve
securing the torches in submerged silos
believing that without peace
all the yesterdays of the world
added up to nothing

november two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “recounting history

  1. If ever we could learn.. if ever.. wonderful John.

  2. Seriously good, John, really.

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