Holocaust Memorial Day (II)

We remember
These few years ahead
Those who answered
a call of duty

When the guns fell silent
It was an Armistice
and even when peace was declared
the seeds for more wars were sown

We remember
in the day ahead
the millions lost
to the lunacy of discrimination

When the guns fell silent
in May and August forty-five
yet more seeds for strife
were sown, further away

The pistol shot at Sarajevo, 1914
echoed in Paris a few weeks ago
We may think we learned the lessons
Beware. We have not.

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