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This is What War Looks Like
Noble cannons alight
upon historic hills,
peek over manicured ruins,
rail fences, swaying fields,
resplendently wrapped in honor.
Sing a valiant warrior's song,
one of glory well worth the loss
of an ideal vanquished.
This is what war looks like
when what lies beneath
gleaming waves of grain
and shining rows of corn
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, July 12, 2012
|A classic photo of Confederate Dead in Front of Dunker Church|
|A historic photo of "The Sunken Road" aka "The Bloody Lane"|
and Friday Flash 55, a story in 55 words, no more no less.
Also linking this up with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Open Link Monday".
My poem is not to treat lightly the notion that slavery was/is wrong and evil. It is simply a commentary on how we often paint war - before and after. Did you know that General Robert E. Lee did not own slaves, did not believe in slavery - yet he lead the South in the Civil War. Prior towards the Civil War he was strongly attached to the Union and was no sympathizer to slave holders. I believe his "battle" was what he believed was written in the Constituion and fought for Virginia's right as a state to succeed from the Union.