Poetry for Warriors

Look Away… Look Away…

A dead hero is easy to honor

Author, D. Denise Dianaty
Poetry Playground
Published in
6 min readMay 20, 2024

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Living heroes are inconvenient because they remind us what we made them become for our ideals. We should be honoring the living. But, we’d rather honor the dead — and we barely do that these days. It costs us nothing to pay lip service to dead heroes; it’s easy and abstract to honor the dead and buried.

Americans love easy and abstract… like they love womb potentialities. But, the living walking around and needing needs are a present reminder of what we owe the…

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Author, D. Denise Dianaty
Poetry Playground

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