Heroes, War, Belief and Lies

Heroes, War, Belief and Lies
Heroes, War, Belief and Lies

Heroes lay at rest,
for they have done their part,
fought for their beliefs
and in sacrifice been martyred,
and their strength of spirit is revered,
their cold dark grave hardly a fitting
place in which to hear these accolades;
and so souls pass at the end of pain,
drained of all blood in the dust of no refrain,
and shallow the graves of those
whom once we loved so deep,
and still love in memory,
all there is to keep.

Yet question we must
the manner in which they fall,
what God did they appease,
in their struggle having given all;
and whose belief imprinted on their minds
did persuade them to step forward,
which flag and cause driven home,
did death and sacrifice make right,
for they to waste their young lives,
despite politics
and the blind belief of others
who gain, not they who pass,
like glass shattered after a toast.

War achieves little for those who fight it,
death and pain
and dark memories haunting,
yet for they who orchestrate,
a coffers purse, a stance of power,
a demon’s curse,
and still we agree, fall for all the lies,
die without compromise
to fill the pockets of soulless men,
who care not for heroes
worth more than this,
more than a lie,
more than violence and blind patriotism.

Love is the only answer to peace,
no war in response or propagation
will ever cease the confrontations,
find peace in our world.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

8 thoughts on “Heroes, War, Belief and Lies

  • September 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    The only winners in wars are politicians. They start them, fuel them and send young men and woman to fight to their death, while they sip their champagnes, cocktails and eat their caviar in private dining clubs. Warriors go to their death or come back home with jaded minds, some are lost, scarred badly from the witness of bloodshed and deaths. Never able to function properly from what they witnessed and partook in. I’m deeply saddened by so many young men and woman who end up their young lives in a grave with a white marker above them to witness their ranking as another statistic. Well penned my friend and so true indeed.

    • September 15, 2017 at 6:44 PM

      Thanks you Vincent, yes, the futility of war and wasted life is such a bitter pill to swallow. Cheers!

  • September 15, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Man is his own worst enemy and sadly from time to time someone must yield the larger stick. I agree with Vincent and yourself for the most part. In some cases I believe sadly that war is necessary, it is what keeps the balance. Harmony among the people of the earth is in my eye a fairy tale. Thank you for sharing this Tony.

  • September 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Thanks Kurt, sadly true that war equates often to finding balance on earth, yet will we ever find peace? I hope so. Cheers!

  • September 16, 2017 at 12:42 AM

    Great work true heroes must always be remembered and wars are not the answer to peace on Earth. Love the last verse.

  • September 16, 2017 at 12:47 AM

    Thanks Rasma, glad you appreciated it and the last stanza does in thought, resolve. Cheers!


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