Betrayal by birth

Betrayal by Birth

betrayal by birth

He came into this  world
I saw him curled in his bed
the surviving of much happenstance
and as he grew and  joined
up with the living
he matured beyond his years
but still oh so young

He grew up and fell in love
and fell as well into fatherhood
and he learned all about  love
of his children
of his wife
but still oh so young

And then they sent him off to war
for the good of fellow man
for the love of country
and it’s people
and he did love them all
all just before they taught him to kill
but still oh so young

I went to see him  today at seventy three
after they told him of his cancer
the greatest enemy of all
they told him there is no cure
and I saw again the young boy curled in his bed
yet still oh so young

And I realized that there can be a betrayal by birth

EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would weever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ........

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EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we ever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ........

2 thoughts on “Betrayal by birth

  • December 9, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    A poignant write Ed, as life can deliver many journeys. War is just futile and until we realize how futile, there will always be casualties, generation after generation. Nicely penned and thought-provoking my friend.

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  • December 9, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Very well written, Ed. I can feel the sadness for a life on the last journey. Lovely tribute to your friend.

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