Requiem for a Soldier and His Understanding


The soldier poised his cigarette lighter.

The manuscript rested, insoucient, silent,

Its vibrant ideas encrypted, defying destruction.


Go ahead my friend,

How did your mother prepare you for this moment?

Hitler burnt books, burnt lives too;

It made him famous.


Go ahead, become famous.

Earn your sad little place in history.


                                                                Thor May


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