Lest We Forget

Lest we forget
Those who were blinded
So that we may see
Lest we forget
Those who were deafened
So that we may hear
Lest we forget
Those who were silenced
So that we may speak
Lest we forget
Those who lost their taste for killing
So that we may all taste living

Through art
We shed tears
For your blindness
Through music
We mourn
Your deafness
Through poetry
Tears falling
For your silence
Through our love
Heart-felt tears
For your dying
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of seeing
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of hearing
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of speaking
And most of all
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of living

by Richard Wlodarski

Comments (26)

An excellent piece, Richard........
Nicely crafted, Richard. A remembrance poem that thanks the fallen, not just for life in general, but for the wonderful specific senses that intertwine and culminate in life.
blinded, deafened, silenced, Tears falling For your silence Through our love Heart-felt tears....heartfelt thanks for all the gifts. beautiful. you touch my heart always with your poem. i should have read you long long ago. thank u. tony
Hazel, I am greatly flattered and deeply honoured. Thank you so very much.
Outstanding write Richard, yes lest not forget the less fortunate then us, as we look at life let us all be grateful for all we have. This poem is going on my favourite poem list!
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