ELEGY FOR A LOST WAR
Though I will honor them,
I will not celebrate our troops, their deeds,
and the deaths of all those children, women,
men senselessly slaughtered
for the sake of your blind vengeance
and your greed in thrall to harpy
hypocrites, malignant mavens,
and senile sycophantic slaves
of "progress" and "prosperity".
The wealth of nations does not exist
in gross domestic products,
in armies and weapons or
the terror your very name inspires,
but in the love and solidarity it shows
with its children, elders, homeless,
hungry, despairing, poor and destitute,
the damaged and disabled ones
caught in the cogs of your machine,
beaten and broken for your dream.
Gerald So reads "Elegy for a Lost War":
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Dennis confesses: "'Elegy for a Lost War' was inspired by the abandonment and betrayal of our young military men and women by these insidious catastrophic wars, waged in the name of the American people but serving only predatory corporate interests. It's enough to make me reach for my WMD."
3RD AWAKENING BOOKS. A member of the Academy of American Poets, Dennis is currently writing Emmisary, a sci-fi novella that cannot be made into a movie.