Saturday, August 18, 2012

BRH Thanks Hillel Damron for Sharing Final Word...

Israeli soldiers coming back from the Lebanon war.
Israeli soldiers coming back from the Lebanon war. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

IAF Roundel for the F-4E that attacked SAM bat...
IAF Roundel for the F-4E that attacked SAM batteries in 1982 Israel-Lebanon war (Photo credit: Wikipedia)











His Blood

His Blood Soaked a Land Not His.
       In the shadow of foreign groves, his body was chopped;
       his image was lost amidst the smoke of an alien war.
Farewell, my son

       In a struggle he wasn't born to fight, his beauty was destroyed;
       his eyes were blinded by visions he wasn't meant to see.
Farewell, my brother

       Over burning fields and darkening dunes, his spirit hovered;
        his soul towards different worlds ascended.
Farewell, my friend

       Not violent he was, not consumed by vengeance and hate.
       He was just a boy.
His blood soaked a land not his.

                                                                –Hillel F. Damron



The poem was published in the literary supplement
 of the Israeli newspaper On Guard
during the Lebanon War of 1982.


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