Growing up in a place
Built mainly for the celebration
I think I understand
Scholarly inquiry into the past.
I am confused, though, by those
Who reenact old times
Without a thought to what they are doing.
Like the young men so fascinated
Who don a uniform
And play life size chess to recreate
The grandeur of war.
Since when was senseless
Wasting of life
Something to be celebrated.
These guys march across a field,
Pretend to get shot,
And after acting like a casualty,
Go back to their tents,
And check their smart phones.
No outrageous national debt.
Hmm, maybe they are onto something.
Governments, pay attention.