Thursday, December 19, 2013

War

Don't call it a fight when you know it's a war...

Heroes, warriors
Fighters in the field
But not with guns
Or swords
They are fighting
Themselves
A battle that bravery
Cannot win
And strength cannot overcome
It is a battle
I have seen too many times
Yet, it happens
Again
Again
And again
And those who can end this war
Who have the power
To join and fight
Have settled
For shutting their doors
Closing their hearts
As the innocent fall
They don't give out their weapons
Or make known their solidarity
Instead they sit
High on a hill
Behind closed white doors
While those in white-washed rooms
End their war
With a steady beep
Reminding us one more time
That the battle was lost
And the war rages on.

(It makes me angry. So angry. I didn't know Sam, but by this point, many who didn't know him have become painfully aware of his life... and his death.
Cancer is a battle... a WAR we can win if only those with the power to make a difference will finally get off their lazy, greedy, heartless behinds and DO something about it.
How can children dying not be a wake up call? The drums of war have been sounded... and some people just refuse to hear them...)

In memory of Sam... http://supermansamuel.blogspot.com/

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