Silent November

November 5, 2015

It's too important to leave remembrance

to the definitions of others

or the memory of war

or the excuses of society


You have to leave it to the silence


Silence doesn't let you explain

nor does it let you say sorry

nor does it let you define it all


It just leaves you with all the undefined and disorganised rawness:

the confusion and anger

the pain and loss

the unanswered questions

so that we hardly know how to respond

and says:

this can be the only real way to be genuinely moved

by the cost of every war


and while we stand in all our dignity

and respect

inside there is a chaos of images

and a tangle of questions

that makes us wonder what we do


that is only right


If we knew what it is we do

if we really knew

and if we understood why

really understood

we wouldn't be silent every November


We wouldn't need to



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Rev Roddy Hamilton

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