Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poems For Remembrance Day


For Remembrance Day, I offer two poems...





Why the Poppies Blow

They marched as brothers
across the broad battlefield
Death whispered in their ear,
farewell followed their footsteps
United, they held fast the line
Forever—Duty, Honour, Sacrifice,
defending their country and kin

~*~




Commemoration

That sunset bleeds into the fading light
evermore chased by the trumpet’s note
Soldier’s mournful echo across the night
that sunset bleeds into the fading light
Bravery’s song forever takes flight
the music upon the heavens wrote
That sunset bleeds into the fading light
evermore chased by the trumpet’s note

~*~ 


Lest We Forget




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