On visiting the Caen Peace Museum and D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Never before

Has any War

Held such meaning,

And still seemed,

To me,

So meaningless.

Never before

Understood, so

Vividly, that

Brutal waste,

Yet failed

To understand.

Never before

Was I stirred to

Feel that pride

In our fight;


To crave

 Peace more.