Flowers For The Fallen, poetry by Andy Eycott at
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Flowers For The Fallen

Flowers For The Fallen

written by: Andy Eycott


I hear songs sung in support
while victims of war die in their homes.

Gestures made before the whistle is blown,
yet the game goes on.

A moment of solidarity
as a tank runs over a car on an empty road.

As the dispossessed walk across borders
with nothing but their hearts.

My thoughts cannot comprehend the terror,
I watch in disbelief.

I feel my clarity, my sanity
is at odds with the psychosis of the world.

People are dying and we still play games,
I feel I have been writing this poem all my life.

The world poised on an amber light
How did it come to this, again?

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