I found an old newspaper
filled with heroes and widows
thousands of orphans
from bygone days
today’s war or yesteryear’s
no difference
wars always talk of the brave
generals and their wonders

On the second page I noticed
picture of famous actress
half naked inviting
the most timid mind into
rollercoaster of lonely excitement
pose encouraging the soldiers
to fight for her safety or
duty to the country and the result:
the same death, always

Manolis Aligizakis
Collection ‘Silky Whispers’

2 thoughts on “Newspaper”

  1. Manolis, a striking poem to emphasize the futility of war. Well done, I appreciated it.


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