What is it that we should remember?
Not a blanket patriotic blurb.
A common humanity. A day of souls.
A day of unselfish acts.
A day to mark our consciences, whether we fight or not.
A day of measuring regret.
It should connect us, this experience of human life.
The severance is what breaks us.
However war comes, it breaks us.


The Cranky said…
But in remembering we are at least broken together.
So true and so simply yet perfectly put. Thank you Lisa.
Dixie@dcrelief said…
That is very true and sad.
Geo. said…
A valuable and poignant meditation, Lisa. Thank you.
Lisa Southard said…
Thank you all for lovely comments, as ever: I think a toast to peace and mending is in order xx
Cherdo said…
Wow, this is a lovely post, Lisa.

Every word - elegant.

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