Sep09

Leo Tolstoy
The field was deserted, like a wasteland:
Wasted opportunities;
Wasted lives;
Wasted people;
Wasted victories.

How much longer before victory?
Opening hands;
Opening hearts;
Opening eyes;
Opening coffers.

The fallen are flogged with peace lilies:
Flogged by anger;
Flogged by hate;
Flogged by duty;
Flogged by power.

They kneel before the God of War:
Laughing in contempt;
Laughing in pity;
Laughing in victory;
Laughing in defeat.

Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer, was born on this day in 1828.

William the Conqueror, English king, died on this day in 1087.

Infosec guy by day, Poet by night!

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