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In a Serbian Forest, 1942 In a Serbian Forest, 1942
by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
2013-04-07 11:20:46
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We're surrounded. 
They're out there. 
We know that.

They will kill us all.
At dawn they will come.
It will be bloody.

We hear their tanks maneuvering below,
And the clicks of steel on steel.
We can smell their hatred.
On top of our hill, like others before us, we wait…
We have but ourselves alone.  But it is enough.
Tonight we shall dance and sing. We refuse to sleep.

Those who hate us do not know us.
Why do they need our blood to flow?
They are rude beasts come down upon a flock.

Tonight we shall recite our story, of our land and our people.
At first light the murderers will wake with anticipation.  
They will stretch themselves so hard they will vibrate.

We shall give as good as we get.
We shall die, but our folk shall never die.
Our pride will rise in the smoke from our flowing blood,
Rise as accusations to the heavens. 

 

 


    
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Leah Sellers2013-04-08 17:58:24
So true, Mr. Lawrence.
In the end, no matter how it comes or the burdens it may be made to bear,all we are is the Tapestry of Our Life's Stories.


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