We will See

Photo prompt curtsy of J S Brand.

Photo prompt curtsy of J S Brand.

We should remember that without your help humanity would not have made it to this century. You gave your all for us when the invaders came. Once again you accompanied us into war. You suffered greatly alongside us. You never complained although at times you must have been terrified.

Now we humans live underground without your companionship. We miss you and all who fought with us. I recall your sons and daughters. I have sketched your likeness in the dust of these mines so many times. That the young of my race, who see unlike me, have decided to construct a tribute to you.

Whether it has your spirit I cannot tell, but I feel your strength in my children’s creation. Soon I the last one of those who once lived on the surface will be gone. But we the people, who once lived on the surface, have left a record for our children’s children. That they may know a little that was the beauty of earth. We pray that one day they will see that beauty again.

Footnote: one hundred years since the end of the 1914-1918 war, the prompt photo, reminded me of the terrible suffering of horses during that war.

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Keith's Ramblings

    The unsung heroes. A fitting tribute.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith, I suspect that there where very many unsung hero’s.

  2. JS Brand

    A touching story Michael. I hope your underground dwellers are able to gather strength for a successful rebellion.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Time will tell, I am optimistic, but I find it easier to start a story than finish it.

      1. JS Brand

        I know that feeling Michael.

  3. Iain Kelly

    A thoughtful piece Michael, well tied in to today’s events.

  4. Joy Pixley

    So many victims in any war, and so few of them had any say in being involved in it. Powerful piece for an emotional day, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Joy, it was a emotional day, .

  5. ceayr

    Nicely told, Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, I enjoy hearing you reading your stories

  6. Abhijit Ray

    Horse has contributed tremendously towards human transport, travel as well as in human wars. Yes these quiet and efficient animals suffered immensely during battles where they had neither any interest nor any stake.

    1. Michael Humphris

      What you say is so true. I feel that too many in society do not care enough about the horse. It grieves me to see any horse housed in isolation

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