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A sea of poppies: Inspired by the poppies at the tower of London
Posted by alilee, Nov 10, 2014. 593 views. ID = 6820

A sea of poppies

Posted by alilee, Nov 10, 2014. 593 views. ID = 6820
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A sea of poppies red surround the tower
ceramic, brittle, each a single flower
a soldiers fragile life was lost in war
like many others who have gone before

The trenches far away are full of mud
the smell of death amid the pools of blood
a soldiers fragile life was lost in war
like many others who have gone before

And mothers wait in lonely homes in vain
to hear from sons they'll never see again
A soldiers fragile life was lost in war
like many others who have gone before

and still as we remember those who passed
and wars still follow on,just like the last
a soldiers fragile life is lost in war
like many others who have gone before

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This post has been awarded 14 stars by 3 readers.
This post is part of a writing prompt: Veterans Day

Comments


du courage
Nov 11, 2014
I like the refrain especially. As well rhythm and meaning linger.
   ~Posted by du courage, Nov 11, 2014



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