Thursday, February 8, 2007

Iraq War Grief Daily Witness Day 18

Carolyn Ho, mother of Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada sheds a tear while she is hugged by Carlos Arredondo, who's son Alex was killed in Iraq while serving in the Marine Corps, during a new conference in DuPont, Wash., after the court-martial was ruled a mistrial at Fort Lewis, Wash., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. Watada announced last June that he would refuse to go to Iraq with his unit, the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

All Things Must Pass
by George Harrison

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

Sunset doesn’t last all evening
A wind can blow those clouds away
After all this, my love is up and must be leaving
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass

None of life’s strings can last
So, I must be on my way
And face another day

Now the darkness only stays the night-time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away

10 comments:

RubDMC said...

for comfort

ask said...

I witness.

morrigan said...

I witness for peace.

"I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
from Dirge Without Music
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

anniethena said...

Peace, and witness

olivia said...

peace

roses said...

For peace and consolation

Wasim said...

peace and witness

moira said...

peace.

musing graze said...

Witness

You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.

What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean.
Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.

It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.

So - I've brought you a mirror.

Look at yourself and remember me.

- Jalaluddin Rumi

Facetious_Neophyte said...

War is horrible, but I have no sympathy for Ehren Watada. He signed the contract knowing full well the potentials it might bring. In refusing to honor his commitments he has disgraced himself. He also seems unwilling to acknowledge the Marines who had to shoulder the weight he was supposed to support.