Thursday, February 23, 2017

The ruin doesn't answer

Dr Abe V Rotor
                   WWII Ruin in Metro Vigan. Photo by the author Febuary 15, 2017

You stand as a reminder of a woeful past -
World War II, the country left in shambles,
rising from the ashes like the mythical 
Phoenix bird.  You stand as sentinel
to remember man's inhumanity to man.

Ruin, speak the truth, you are a monument
to warn that atrocity is like a dagger
behind the cloak of progress.  Beware! 
Enemy thrives best where peace reigns
in trade, commerce, science, technology.

Ruin, speak your piece. Who is friend,
who is enemy today? What kind of war 
grips the world in our postmodern times?
would you rather lose your old face?
The ruin doesn't answer, 
it does not answer. ~  

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