今天的二戰

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時間這蓑煙雨又飄了剛巧七十年。

遙遙思念那時那邊的潤土,下著石頭與箭似的雨。大地打著紛葩緋紅,名叫「花」的傘,擋的不是雨,是美譽為榮耀的血。一枚原名為「煙花」的硝酸鉀跟硫,不燒蒼天,炸菁泥。於是他們一個一個像雲般爆開——下的不是雨,但大地又滋潤了。

那名避開了爆破區的英兵,趕著寫好一封信:
「Dear Mother and Father just a few lines hoping you are all quite well as thank God I am still quite well at present. Well Dear Mother I am sorry to tell you the sad news about poor Brother Bert he is missing, but do not worry as he may be wounded & sent to hospital, I ask his pals in his platoon if they had seen him, one of the said he saw him & he was allright (按:alright) on Wednesday morning the 24th July, but I have not seen him since Tuesday night when we went up to the xxxxxxxx (按:信件泛黃,無法看清) He had a long talk together, & we shook hands when we parted, wished one another the beat of luck. Well Dear Mother I hope he is allright (按:alright) as it will break my heart if he is not. I think this is all for this time, but I will write again as soon as I am if I can find any news about poor Bert. If God spares my life to do so, Love to all & kisses for all from your ever-loving. $on. $idney $mith.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx」
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驚恐絕望之際,那名英兵總算寫出了「I am quite well」。接下來呢?在七十年後的今天,毫不重要了。即使他身有不測,他早就就死了;倘若他能捱到二戰結束,聽到希特拉自殺的電報,歡呼幾聲,他現在大概也是死了。

時間這蓑煙雨又飄了剛巧七十年,那名叫孕育之母的女人醒來,只是發了場驚魘的黃樑夢。而我們,嗚哇嗚哇的初來乍到,一仰頭就看見七十年前。天還是這麼藍,雲還是那麼白。

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