We are reminded today
That the science of glory
Is a reaction of aqueous lies and solid greed,
Catalysed by the blood of young people,
Forged in an opaque crucible made of the expansive alloy of
Horror, betrayal and othering;
And the end product is a tin-plated glory,
Brittle...evaporating when exposed to truth’s damning rays….
The by-product, a volatile mix of regrets and broken spirits.