FRAMED ....Lest we forget

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FRAMED ....Lest we forget

Post by Mahalia » 24 Apr 2016, 12:20

Lest we Forget - As we move up to commemorate Anzac Day tomorrow across Australia our social media pages, TC Screens etc etc are bombarded with pictures, poems, stories that endeavour to show our respect and thanks to those who served or those who are currently serving. And yet somehow we fail to remember or learn from what has gone before.


FRAMED ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet


“I was framed” he said “Framed! You hear” though none here heard his cry.
Been laid to rest long years ago, and time has passed him by.
One could blame culture as it stands, for people of today
watch everything on video or digital they say.
The books of old are seldom sought for none now have the time
to sit and take a step back to review an ancient crime.
An image with transparent edge was mounted on a reel,
we watched in smoky darkness and we saw those blokes ordeal.

It ‘s food for thought though isn’t it? For wars it seems won’t end.
Countries don’t learn a lesson be they enemies or friend.
The loss of life goes on and on – seems such a waste to me
and I am oft amazed that we don’t learn from history.
But framed he was in World War One and two and Vietnam,
Korea, Falklands, and The Gulf and now Afghanistan.
An image captured in a frame, a fleeting part of time
a photograph in sepia. A relative of mine.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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