Korea’s little peninsula home
at last free of invaders, found
its northernmost regional dictator
propelled southwards by its giant
northern ice bound neighbour
to conquer the whole peninsula.
Now Koreans fought Koreans.
From across the ocean another
giant nation aided the south
on jagged battle fronts snaking
to and fro, up and down this
tiny gangway to the east.
After a truce three years
later the south waited but
the north never returned
either to fire shots
or sign a peace treaty.
… a truce still in limbo.
Sometimes the north fires
deadly fusillades then
retreats like children
ringing a doorbell …
With military bases
supported by friendly
nations the south
continues its daily life …
They all continue to wait …
The war between North and South Korea lasted from 1950 to 1953.
After a truce in 1953 the North never returned to the battle front.
It is generally believed that they and their backers, the communists in
Russia and China, had run out of necessary arms, food, and overall resources
to continue fighting the South which still is backed by the USA and its allies.
Previously posted October 2016.