Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tree of War and Peace

Dr Abe V Rotor

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

If for any reason this tree has grown high,
Higher than any building, higher than the eye;
It was war, it was once a flag pole;
It was war that makes a proud soul.

If for any reason this tree is now bare and shrunk,

Their tops pruned, red flags once nailed on its trunk;
It is peacetime, two scores after the battle cry;
It is peacetime, and people just pass by.

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