Monday, May 13, 2013

...and the war came

...and the war came

Those perilous times
with union aflame..
save or destruct
these choices invite
a fateful game..
war introduced 
and the war came..
what would emerge
from chaos unleashed
was new reflection..
naming the offense
to higher dimension..
war must now
prove its worth
promise to continue
finish that work..
those ancient partners
chaos and order
created together
a nation's re-birth...

digesting Lincoln's 
Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1865

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