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Sonnet of the WeekJune 6, 2020

Today is D-Day

D-Day was seventy-six years ago,
Just a bit older than me and my friends.
What have we all learned, what truth’s apropos?
What choice today will tomorrow portend?

It seems we forget the pain of the past,
How men good and true all died for a cause.
We act out of greed for things that won’t last.
The choices we make must give us all pause.

We’ve enabled leaders, men without souls
To act without thought, in fear and in hate.
The hour’s long past, and we must choose to howl
In protest, lest sacrifice become waste.

What’s done is done. We can’t ever forget
The physics of truth—we give what we get.