Scars

Some eighty years ago

bombs rained from the sky

several times per day.

 

These walls bear the scars

of war, and tell a story

of astounding resilience:

“We shall never surrender.”

 

The bombings didn’t end with the war.

Last week, some angered soul

saw fit to bomb the tube.

Twenty-nine injured.

 

Every day, I walk

past the legacy of war.

And I wonder—

 

When will we learn

that acting in hate

is never the answer?

 

When will we learn

from the scars of the past?

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