An Unwritten Story

…of victory and glory

One day, someone
will write a story
of hard-fought battles,
victory and glory.

Now, though, the war
is brutal and violent
and the big guns
are not yet silent.

The fight is bitter;
there is no denying
that many combatants
are hurt or dying.

Premature to talk
of a triumphal parade
while still enduring
a fierce cannonade.

If the antagonism is
particularly vehement
there’ll be no chance
to reach an agreement.

The script is ongoing
and may run and run;
it will be written
at the point of a gun.

The author could be
the saint or the sinner,
the copyright belonging
to the ultimate winner.


© Luigi Pagano 2022



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