You’re closer now


You won’t sink

To the shifting sands of time

They say

It consumes everything

Though I know

It only takes the shell

 

You were always far away

Out of reach

Out of sight

And somehow now

You’re closer now

Than you ever were before

 

I think back

To that place that never was

To favourite memories

Of which I dreamed

But never truly had

 

You were always far away

Out of reach

Out of sight

And somehow now

You’re closer now

Than you ever were before

 

Life will fade

From flesh and loving eyes

But life transcends

Love won’t fade

From time or space

And love holds life

Eternally.

a pacifist learns from wars of past


A snapping string between two lands calls for the death of men,

it exists not yet causes ‘reason’ for armies to march to war,

but it was not the governments who innocents condemned,

but people with their cardboard signs that violence they adore.

They are content to fight a war as long they’re not involved,

they sit and criticise the pain  from their blinded media views,

Yet will not stand and turn to face a gun-it indifferently revolves,

it is those who will never lift a gun that gives a soldier his news.

The days of sword and honour have been lost to history,

but maybe there’s something to learn from its endless violence;

a constant shadow of  early death held no mystery,

so life-our greatest gift- was loved not put to silence.

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