Sunday, 8 May 2016

May 8th - V.E. Day

May 8th – a cause for meditation
War gives way to celebration
Guns fall silent, men come home
But for many women – life alone...

The old world order swept away
Rationing for a while will stay
Bridge rebuilding will ensure
New links in commerce and much more.

Post destruction on a massive scale
The urge to "make good" will prevail
Scars on the landscape start to fade
But Man's redemption is delayed.

The map of Europe Nazi-free
Has borders now where none should be
The Berlin Wall defines the change
The Cold War does nothing to arrange

Conflicting camps in West and East
For 50 years a troubled peace.
The E.U. gets its act together
The question is – is it forever?

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

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