If We Forget Them

Alexander Martin Remollino
If we forget the ones who were felled in the night,
we consent to our own demise.
They courted death that others may really live,
that others may really live.
Let us not consent to the slow and painful deaths
that are being offered to us.
Let not time erase their names printed,
printed on the pages of the mind.
For each one felled let us rise in our multitudes
and fight, fight till we cease to be
a nation breathing, but not living.