Remembrance Day makes me angry
this glorification of war
this talk of ‘heroes’
this ‘conquering of evil’
My grandfather, father and uncles
fought in wars defending their country
They never spoke of the horror
the killing of brothers
the lack of choice in not bearing arms
Remember the commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’?
Wear a white poppy
Peace not war
Imagine a world without war
Which reminds me, this is a good time to mention a wonderful site:
Peaceful Societies, Alternatives to Violence and War.

November 11, 2007 in Canada and BC, Current Events by Marja-Leena