how soon we forget

... I just happened upon a website, detailing what
happened in history on this day, and one caught my

... in 1917,The Third Battle of Ypres starts in Flanders.
During a now nearly forgotten war, men were slaughtered
like animals in trenches, or charged into machine
gun fire

... if it was'nt for you reading this, hardly anyone
would have remembered the horror of those Times

... now that I look back on it, the war just seemed
like a nice way of getting rid of all of the excess
young men, which society didn't need

... anyone who was there, would probably find it
inconceivable that anyone could forget the horror
and desperation of the front line soldiers

... Flander's Fields is now just a sentimental setting
for novels, but at one point in time, it was real,
and was happening

... I remember the lyrics of an old Rolling Stones
song, Time waits for no one, and it won't wait
for me, Time waits for no one and it won't wait for thee

... I can't guarantee the accuracy of that quote,
because my internet connection is now worse than a thirld
world country's, I can't even google for it

... but you get the idea, Time moves on, it waits
for no mortals

... and if Flanders Fields is already forgotten,
they will soon forget about all of us

... ultimately, we are insignificant specks of Time,
unless one makes a connection with a timeless entity,
to learn how to become timeless one's self

... how to be timeless, that is the ultimate question

© 2015 by zentara
If it is the last word I write, let it be Vishnu