The Stain That Tears Can't Remove

It Shall Remain.
It Shall Remain.
In daylight or in darkness, it remains.
In daylight or in darkness, it remains.
By moon's light, forever in our mind's.
By moon's light, forever in our mind's.
They gave up their souls in the wars.
They gave up their souls in the wars.
Our prayers are said in their memories.
Our prayers are said in their memories.
They gave us all a better tomorrow.
They gave us all a better tomorrow.
We shall never forget.
We shall never forget.




"Out, damned spot", yet that ugly stain remains,

No shedding of tears, ever will erase the pain.

Macbeth, in Shakespeare's play, is the quote,

Such timeless words, in those, that he then wrote.




All the men who gave up their lives, in all the wars,

Here at home, and on those most faraway shores.

Their souls, are the true wages of our sins, to pay,

The blood they have shed, remains, is still here, today.




On the ground in Manassas, at that old Bull Run,

By the lane in dear France, under the warming sun.

In the Paddies over in Asia, where rice now grows,

The life's blood of humanity, there, now still flows.




All the excuses of a country's well meant vision,

Aren't worthy in all words, of each executive decision.

These mistakes, made, by the deaths of good men,

With no possible way, to then start all over again.




The sage, William Shakespeare, in his wisdom, did write,

Knowing full well, of all humanity's worst blight.

The greed and lust that governed us, in actions made,

Forever to remain, a blood stain, never shall they fade.




Every mother's child, the men, who gave up their all,

Never doubting their country's choice, and in their fall.

Forever in our memories, each honored, and will remain,

their blemishes, a reminder, and in how much we all did gain.







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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

For those who did not get to comment, please do. whonu


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

You just made me think of Wilfred Owen's Dulce on this one! It's a great take on the decline on humanity. I think soldiers need much more acknowledgement than they do now. and it's sad that they're even mistreated at times. Thanks for sharing, and I will pass on this write. Season's greetings, Who, and here's to more poems!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks midget, and hope you have a great new year. whonu

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