Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Flowers of The Battelfield


I dreamed of wild flowers
sacrificed and buried
without ceremony

trampled under foot
by frightened young
farmers-turned-soldiers

and brave captains
shouting great rallying
cries of war

The crushed seeds from
Blue Belles and Buttercups
and Flowering Dogwood

fed with the blood of
patriot causes gave birth to
a new generation of flora

saddened with consciousness
and uneasy with the search
for answers beyond the clouds.


-inspired by "The Civil War" by Ken Burns



Ken Owen   Van Niddy Press   April 2016