SoCs, Lest We Forget.


Giant Rememberence  Poppy

Giant Rememberence Poppy

Lest we forget? a war  to end all wars

Yet everywhere  you look there  are more  and more!

We preach  peace, we say no more

Still somewhere, on every  continent,  someone is at war!

Neighbour  against neighbour  brothers and sisters  too

Always it is  the innocents  who do the  suffering.  What are we to do?


They are erecting giant Poppies to commemorate the start of  the first world war.

It started  in a foreign land, a duke  was shot  the result we know and  more.

The first world war started in 1914  on the 28th of July

Sadly looking round the  world , we have learned  nothing . Can you tell me why?


This  is my  entry  for  this  week  for  SoCs on Lindaghill .


Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people will come and read your post! The way to ping back, is to just copy and paste the URL of my post somewhere on your post. Then your URL will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. For example, in your post you can copy and paste the following: This post is part of SoCS:  The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 18:44:46

    If you could answer that question Willow, you could change the world. Nice SoCs post. Well done.


  2. melissa nacinovich
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 19:32:45

    very poignant and sadly relevant to current events. It is sad that we’ve learned nothing in a hundred years.


  3. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 00:26:34

    Where does the real answer lie and what IS it? ❤ ❤ ❤


  4. LindaGHill
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 01:02:26

    I’ve been asking myself these questions for years. Indeed, it is very sad that some believe war is necessary.
    Thanks for adding this to SoCS, Willow. 🙂


  5. SomeKernelsOfTruth
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 04:34:38

    I wish we did know why we never learn anything, but keep proceeding with war anyway…very insightful post and beautifully written, too.


  6. morgaine620
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 16:09:11

    No I can’t answer it either but it occupies my thoughts for a long time :-(. Thanks for this great post


    • willowdot21
      Jul 28, 2014 @ 16:38:05

      Thank you it is very distressing!


      • morgaine620
        Jul 28, 2014 @ 16:49:21

        feelings mutual I just posted some thoughts on Twitter: “Why girls in Iraq & not in Syria? Why boys in Afghanistan & not in Gaza? And what if the powerful decide your child is not worth protecting?” My friends husband is from Syria. They lived for a while there and now they cannot go back. I just don’t get the whole thing. The whole war thing. I am from Germany living in Great Britain even more distressing believe me with all those WW remembrance things coming up. But that is probably the reason why I don’t get the whole thing….. 😦

      • willowdot21
        Jul 28, 2014 @ 17:41:44

        Sadly war has been around since the first caveman picked up a rock and lobbed it at his neighbour! Sadly it has just escalated and got worse and worse!It is so sad that we just cannot get along together!

      • morgaine620
        Aug 04, 2014 @ 15:03:32

        Well, I sometimes wonder if that is a kind of nature thing: There are too many people on the planet the resources get scarce so in peoples subconsciousness a switch get turned to: Must fight to survive!

      • willowdot21
        Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:05:48

        I don’t know …………… very sad if that is the case, doesn’t say much for us does it! xx

      • morgaine620
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 01:39:00

        No it doesn’t. My experience tells me though that no theory tells the whole truth of a situation. There is always more and often something better 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 05:46:41

        Yes I know you are right there however dark things get, and they do look dark at times, there is always hope . Hope for something better. Yes we must never give up hope. xx

      • morgaine620
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 05:52:50

        I entirely agree! Especially on a day like this 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 05:59:14

        Yes if you the 100yrs commemoration of the start of WW1 we lighted a candle last night between 10pm and 11pm like many others. I still fear we have not learnt much. I hope we soon talk on happier subjects. Have s good day /night. 🙂 x

      • morgaine620
        Aug 05, 2014 @ 06:49:29

        The same to you 🙂

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