shimon weinroth

Frontiers - Poem by shimon weinroth

where are our young sons
securing the border
now some are dead and gone forever
gone to heaven
their honor survives them
their memory embalmed

but what was the meaning
was it worthwhile

I spit on secure borders
that kills so many young
entrails ripped out
stuffed with beliefs
borders forever

bury the dead at check posts
to warn against illegal entry
still walls, of fences of dead
grow moans lament continues

iron curtains and steel forts
keep out the fog, turn back
nimbus clouds and speckled butterflies
shut down radios, dam electronic waves

yet some get through
and others are stopped
this is the border, this is the mark
that means my land your side

I thought that everything was settled
but what do we do about about waters that flow
and fauna that wander about
shoot down cumulus and cirrus clouds
and storks that bring good tidings

checkposts make good soldiers
is it true -
only bloodied agreements
recognize froniers


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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