Bronia Sawyer

War

 

 

You broke us all and as we fall

 further from you

      still we crumble

        one generation to the next

                  we stumble,

                you echo

       through the years,

      polluting fragments,

    stale fears

  altering the future,

       a thread through time

           and although I never met you in my life,

                I feel your presence still in mine,

                   in my dna a sadness

              in my soul a aching pain

                  and although I never met you

                        you hurt me just the same

                  because loss is not forgotten

            trauma leaves a mark

         it travels down the bloodline

       and haunts us in the dark.