A Portrait of “The War”

Praising the amazing artistry of Ken Burns

The War by Burns can now be seen.
A long-awaited Veteran’s dream.
To live a poignant past again
before it’s time to die.

With graphic images of death
that feed nightmares and steal our breath,
The War recalls the reasons why
the peace took years to make.

The War salutes the troops who fought
who bravely did what they were taught.
The ones who gave their Uncle all
and those who came back home.

It illustrates atrocities
and prejudicial ironies.
Burns paints the face of World War 2
unflinching…warts and all.

Through talking heads and photographs,
The War prompts tears and makes us laugh.
This tapestry’s a work of art.
It is a masterpiece.