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Wednesday, March 02, 2022


by Ralph La Rosa

Remembering Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est”
He wrote in verse about this word
on a blank page as pale as death.
Though silent, it is mindfully heard.
He wrote in verse a word of the absurd
sweet lie: pro patria mori earns a reward
of decorous honors for one’s last breath.
He wrote in verse about this word
on a pale page—on repetitive death.

Ralph La Rosa’s most recent book is My Miscellaneous Muse.