Monday, 8 March 2010

History Lessons

After accounts of wars that all went wrong,
Pacts destined to fail all along,
And lists of the vanquished (alphabetised),
All I have memorised

Is the sweep of an arm commanding fear,
And the doom of nations written clear,
Written clear, as clear as death,
In a single pair of eyes.




8 comments:

Tygr Tygr Burning Bright said...

the history of all students is the history of class struggle.

alchemy16 said...

Oh. Pretty words :)

Percy Bisque Silley said...

And were the eyes blue or brown - or perhaps green or hazel? It may sound trivial, and yet I assure you that my question is of Moment and Merit - i.e., of most meritorious momentousness.

I am myself a Scholar of History, especially, in these last few days, of the "To Be or Not to Be" speech...

J Cosmo Newbery said...

History, and death, is always very personal.

trish said...

I thought you'd say something funny in the second verse. But you said something better.

topshe said...

Everything you write is small and compact. You should expand, and handle more than a single thought or idea at once.

blinknmiss said...

@ Topshe: I know. And I wish.

Un Poco Loco said...

@ topshe
brevity is the soul of wit