War damages more than earth and enemy.
Its scars not always visible disfigure,
Taking more than life and limb.
Those once docile and kind seethe with anger
Tearing family, home and heart to shreds.
Longing to coddle the child we once knew
We only serve to alienate.
As a result we remain silent,
Helpless against the inner demons that torment.
We pray they make it back home in one piece,
Yet coming to terms with that which we cannot see
…There is now way to prepare for.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
War indeed is the biggest damage
Yes it is and as an unfortunate consequence it breeds hatred for the victor, if there really are any winners in war.
It’s rather like bereavement, in the beginning people watch out for someone who’s lost a partner but then weeks of months pass by and the bereaved is floundering.
Very true indeed and sad that with time they get forgotten.
Awesome and so true…
Thank you very much, I really appreciate that.
The invisible scars are the worst —
They certainly are especially since you can’t just put a bandage on them and voila they are fixed.
I don’t know if you’ll be able to see this — but — talk about scars. No kid should feel like this ….
I tried, but there was a video with a girl screaming at a soldier and then there were figures blacked out.
The girl screaming was what I wanted you to see — I think the figures were just television station logos, etc. — but it hurt to see the little girl so full of anger. No kid should be angry enough to take a swing at a soldier!!!! This is why the cycle keeps going on and on and on ….