King vs. Kaiser

One hundred years since…
King vs. Kaiser
Cousin vs. Cousin
We wished that they’d been wiser

One hundred years since…
Empire vs. Empire
Kingdom vs. Kingdom
With consequences dire

One hundred years since…
Man vs. Man
Army vs. Army
It never was God’s plan

One hundred years since…
Nation vs. Nation
Bayonet vs. Gunner
Children lose their station

One hundred years since…
Son vs. Son
Father vs. Father
I wonder which side won

One hundred years since…
The Great War was announced
Bodies splayed in trenches
Humanity denounced

We Remember

WW1 August 1914 – November 1918

 

King vs. Kaiser

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Wendy Welk was born in Alberta, Canada and spent her formative years stargazing and joyfully playing in the snow. Wendy's poems have appeared in newspapers and magazines. She lives with her son and is still a fan of snow!
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