Light bleeds through the bloody leaves of the bloody trees,
Bloodied by the blood of men
Who bled for men not themselves
Who bled for men who could not stand the sight of blood
Yet could stand atop freshly-blood soaked start
And with crimson hand on beating hearts echo
Words not theirs; “Never again.” –
So that public anger may wane
Through the use of polished platitudes.
So that silence could reign as king
In the forests of the forgotten –
So that they, the bled-for men might be fed and fed
While the bloodied bodies of silenced men
Lay there –
Dead and dead.