Tor Silvertongue


Not Forgotten - Poem by Tor Silvertongue

Though ships of wood have turned to steel,
And shirts of mail have turned to cotton
Rest your weary souls, my brothers.
For we have not forgotten.

Our enemies have become memories,
Our axes were torn away.
The forges have grown cold with time,
But one mettles' there to stay.

We were the fears of Romans,
The wolves who sought sheep to slaughter.
We've no need of an Independence Day,
For our hearts were never conquered.

We live on in ideas,
Forever shall our honor hold true.
Know that you cannot kill and idea.
But, one can certainly kill you.

Topic(s) of this poem: changes, historical, remembrance

Form: Sonnet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a religious poem for me.

Comments about Not Forgotten by Tor Silvertongue

  • Terry Craddock (12/30/2016 4:15:00 PM)


    Intelligent Minds Harmonic: Sow Peace Seeds Cosmic

    time changes all things except the war of ideas
    in reality time has killed many ideas after they ran
    there course while the world moved on into theories
    written in scientific laws not realizing preserving
    sacred life was the grestest most important of laws;

    plants animals go extinct civilizations go extinct
    with atom splitting technologies scientific inventions
    primed to kill exterminate in ever more efficient
    ever more destructive ways humanity needs to realize
    advanced civilizations can destroy their enemies;

    themselves all life even sacred host home planet worlds
    realize truly advanced civilizations do not run amuck
    with death dealing destructive weapons technologies
    truly advanced civilizations worship peace in harmony minds
    devoted not to death destruction but to sacred mind paradise;

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by a comment I made on the poem 'Not Forgotten' by Tor Silvertongue.
    Dedicated to Tor Silvertongue.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/30/2016 4:14:00 PM)


    Humanity At War With The World: Embrace Peace

    time changes all things except the war of ideas
    in reality time changes time has killed many ideas
    ideas ran there course ego ideas imposed pointless
    the world moved on into theories written in scientific laws
    first were aggressive conquering nature implemented ideas
    expanding empires into new conquest lands borders territories
    exploiting resources rapid extracting wealth profit margins
    controlling lands people stealing treasures rare silks spices

    technology inventions new ways to control dominate ideas
    to change agriculture world markets systems trade cultures
    to industralization control the world defeat natures sacred laws
    to control defeat disease explore under seas defeat air space
    at war to dominate to defeat rarely to preserve life earth lungs
    awake humanity or perish clean technology restore ecosystems

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by a comment I made on the poem 'Not Forgotten' by Tor Silvertongue.
    Dedicated to Tor Silvertongue.
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  • Spock The Vegan (12/29/2016 8:31:00 AM)


    We must stand up for what we believe. Thanks for this. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/8/2016 10:55:00 PM)


    'Though ships of wood have turned to steel,
    And shirts of mail have turned to cotton'

    time changes all things except the war of ideas, would be among the fitting themes for this poem, in reality time has killed many ideas after they ran there course, while the world moved on into theories written in scientific laws
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  • Bharati Nayak (12/8/2016 10:40:00 PM)


    We've no need of an Independence Day,
    For our hearts were never conquered.

    We live on in ideas,
    Forever shall our honor hold true.
    Know that you cannot kill and idea.
    But, one can certainly kill you.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - -There is an indomitable spirit in you and you are never ready to leave your principle in any situation.Congratulations for being chosen as Poet of the Day.
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  • (12/8/2016 8:10:00 PM)


    Torrey, such poetry deserves to be chosen as Poem Of The Day! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2016 3:12:00 PM)


    Though ships of wood have turned to steel,
    And shirts of mail have turned to cotton
    Rest your weary souls, my brothers.
    For we have not forgotten. -beautiful poem
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/8/2016 10:32:00 AM)


    Always follow the path of truth. Victory is sure. A strong message. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2016 9:38:00 AM)


    I don't see anything than the words set nicely here. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (12/8/2016 8:10:00 AM)


    Hold to the truth, and stand firm, God is good! (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/8/2016 3:22:00 AM)


    Highly respectful poem with meaningful words....to be remembered for ever (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/8/2016 1:01:00 AM)


    Very nice poem. I especially like the last two lines:
    Know that you cannot kill an idea,
    But one can certainly kill you.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/8/2016 12:54:00 AM)


    The forges have grown cold with time,
    But one mettles' there to stay.

    Excellent poem.... Congrats on being featured for the day....
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/8/2016 12:51:00 AM)

    Not Forgotten
    You cannot kill an idea! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Electric Lady (12/8/2016 12:25:00 AM)


    Wow this is powerful. Keep writing please. I want to read more of your work. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/8/2016 12:19:00 AM)

    Not Forgotten
    There are so mamy wonderful lines in this poem. It's a memorable poem, and will be made one of my favourites. One of the best I have seen for sometime.

    You are truly a poet of note.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 9, 2017


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