Hurdles in hindsight

Hurdles in hindsight
look easy to jump
Tyrants in hindsight
look easy to trump
Heroes in hindsight
look destined to lead
Martyrs in hindsight
smile while they bleed
Evil in hindsight is caught in the act—
tragically, hindsight comes
after the fact

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Image: Salvador Dali, The Face of War (1941)