Poetry by Jeff Green


A cry in the dark

by cricketjeff on January 12, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Claiming a right to all neighbouring places
Blaming your troubles on peoples and races
Ignoring the truths that you see in their faces
Easy to start it but where does it end.

Deny all the evidence, say its a fit up
Look for a fool that is ready to hit up
Then make some claims that make everyone sit up
Easy to do it, just have to pretend

Ignoring our history building up dangers
Reading bad faith into peaceful arrangers
The rest of the world are not terrible strangers
Easy to forget that you may be a friend

Learn from mistakes, do not rush repetition
Don’t burn a building, just start a petition
Peaceful advance not some dreadful sedition
Genocide, fratricide all must just end

Author notes

Contest entry

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken and for the German people from the surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this he said, in words to this effect; “Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the track of history some ******* will get up and say that this never happened.

” All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke