Sometimes our history still hears
the echoes of battles that left cries and tears,
abandoned orphans and humiliated losers,
besides perplexed and bewildered winners,
weakened for hard a victory.
But, as counterpoint to the pain,
just after and almost together,
never annotated in the textbooks,
accurate witness always has heard,
from fearless couples, love whispers,
rising upon the battles till the heavens,
there welcomed as most precious a prayer.
Mr. Edison Afonso Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese, in order to reach more people. Has been published in online or printed venues like Cyclamens and Swords, Right Hand Pointing, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Lake, The Stare’s Nest, The Provo Canyon, Subterranean Blue, The Gambler, Whispers, Every Day Poems, Indiana Voice Journal and some others. Short listed in four American Poetry Contests, lives in a small town with wife, three sons and a granddaughter and has begun writing after retirement as a Bank Manager.