Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Would you fight for your country?”

She asked seventy years later,

when the idea of country was all mixed up

in the child who lay sleeping by the table

and the auntie reminisced about the

Germans dangling her on their knees

and feeding her ragout.

And she wondered if they missed

their wives and children,

if this was what they hoped for when

they voted for the Herr

in 1932.

©copyright, 2009. Verilion


Jon M said...

Blimey V, thougt provoking and right on the button! Welcome back and congrats on the 'new' arrival, gorgeous!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

So glad to have you back, and with a delightful little girl to make us all smile!

...a very sobering post as it makes me wonder how many lives have been lost and changed due to wars... stupidity... how much further ahead would we be without the battles and killing?


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Wow, that's quite a post! Very thought provoking.

So.... are you back to blogging again??? Please say, "yes!!!!!"


Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Where are you? What news of the baby and you?

Scarlett & Viaggiatore


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