What would my father say
If he were alive today?
After a lifetime of what he called
“Fighting for our freedom”,
would he look at now
and feel he had succeeded?
Could he walk proudly with head held high
And not see that even he
had helped to destroy the sky?
Would he walk with grounded feet
And not feel his own moral retreat?
What would our fathers say
if they could all gather here today
Is this a good world we are making?
Or should we be ashamed,
at our near perfecting of,
“How to Hate”.
What do you say
being alive today?
Tell me but
Don’t bother to speak with words of relief.
Is the only way to bring true Peace.