“That death means so little …”
Her best line starts, “that death means so little”
“to those who lead and tell us what to do”.
Rest of her poem, I do not recall.
About cherries, pie, World Wars One and Two.
But that line is insightful, extremely.
Others’ death, to those who lead, near thoughtless.
If challenged, later blamed; say unseemly,
But decided discarding the distress.
A tribal, … false … patriotism sought
for ruthless killing justification.
For them, war’s not the very last resort.
Propagandists perverted elation.
Deaths’ awful, and for their loved ones despair.
Funeral flag at home: Foreign! Don’t care.