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Sunflowers Sunflowers
by Nikos Laios
2021-04-27 08:29:07
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The sunflowers bloom
Yellow and bright
Over Dutch
And Belgian
Fields fed by   
The blood and bones
Of the forgotten ones.

sunflower_400Bright blooms
Blanketing
The horrors of war,
As the young sit
In cafes across
Europe over
Coffee cups
Choked by the pungent
Smell of tear gas
And the chaos
And din of broken
Statues.

The memories
Of jackboots,
The sacrifice,
And the crooked cross
Are dim now as they
Post martyred
Photos of their
Covid isolation on
Social media,
Preening
In selfies
Sipping from
Coffee cups
And comparing
Tattoos,
As they decide
Which fashionable
Street protest
They will join,
And which
Street protest
Will produce
The most
Selfies.

The sunflowers bloom
Yellow and bright
Under the spring sun,
And the buried bones
Of the war dead
Groan under
Flowery fields,
As the new
Generation
Hunch over
Smartphones
Pouring egos
Into Tik Tok,
Instagram
And Facebook,
Ignorant of history
And knowledge;
The pathetic
Descendants
Of a failed
Legacy.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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