Al die dowes…steek op julle hande

21 Aug

Na aanleiding van ‘n post by Johan Swarts.

Listen to Time

 

 

Only time will tell,

But will man listen?

 

The letters on the wall.

Names added through ages,

Words for remembrance

Of man’s evil capacity.

 

China

Egypt

Russia

 

The letters are shiny red.

Written with spilled blood,

Of millions whom had died

As sacrifice to another.

 

Auschwitz

Congo

Tasmania

 

The letters will not fade.

Still serving as council,

Refusing through history

To wash away in tears.

 

Bosnia

Rwanda

Croatia

 

The letters on the wall.

For if man won’t listen,

Maybe he stops to read

And ponder on tragedy

 

America

Philippines

South West Africa

 

And now also Georgia.

 

Time is hollering.

Man refuses to listen.

Foto: Rapsak – Flickr.com

8 Responses to “Al die dowes…steek op julle hande”

  1. Blixer Augustus 21, 2008 at 3:08 nm #

    Will we ever listen? Will we ever learn?

  2. Rustig Augustus 21, 2008 at 3:15 nm #

    We will never listen, but we do erect memorials to remind us of our mistakes so that we do not repeat them. Ironic?

  3. Skoenlappr Augustus 21, 2008 at 3:39 nm #

    freaky …

  4. Parenthesis Augustus 21, 2008 at 9:24 nm #

    Nice writing. Are you up for more?
    http://randomburblings.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/a-reminder/

  5. Jaco Augustus 21, 2008 at 10:49 nm #

    A sergeant in the U.S. army was asked by a TV crew what in his opinion the USA achieved during their tenure in Beirut. His answer, “not a motherf***ing thing” In war their are no winners, only victims and survivors.

  6. demoerin Augustus 22, 2008 at 8:21 vm #

    So true guys, the huge loss of life over thousands of years does not seem to act as reminder of the terrible ramifications of war! Power, and the search thereoff seem to corrupt clear thinking, man makes evil decisions.

  7. Sonkind Augustus 22, 2008 at 9:48 nm #

    Oorlog is en sal altyd sinneloos wees. Soos Jaco sê, daar is geen wenners nie, nooit nie. Vandag maak jy oorlog en more omhels jy die vyand. Waarvoor het die slagoffers dan gesterf?

  8. Johan Swarts September 1, 2008 at 11:13 vm #

    Dis nogal ‘n vreemde probleem waarmee die mensdom sit. Omtrent elke gruwelike ding wat kon gebeur, het al gebeur, maar nie almal is ooit bewus daarvan nie. Dan gaan staan en doen ons dit maar weer. Ons leer net nie.

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