Saturday, May 24, 2014
Memorial Day 2014
A time for memorial it is,
a time for remembering
the human loss in human wars, the silence of voices, the bending of hearts forever.
We remember, we do not deny all these things happened,
We remember, and join our silence to the silence of those who perished in wars,
in revolutions, in revolts,
in assaults, in riots,
be they civilians or soldiers,
or human beings of any sort
caught up in the tangle of the years.
For all losses are real losses
to those whose love has not grown thin and sour.
And may all those who live be deepened
by their remembering in this silence.
Excerpt from War Requiem"
by Mark Belletini
From "Sonata for Voice and Silence"
Skinner House Books, 2008