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Four Ghosts

Four ghosts came meeting
Gave each other a greeting
Always met at this cemetry
They were all related, you see

Great grandfather fought World War One
Until that day he was shot and then gone
He died at the age of being thirty two
Never got to the change of things to do

Grandfather was who died in World War Two
Shot dead, out of the blue
He died aged only twenty one
He never got to hold his new baby son

The Grandson fell as the years past
Killed in Desert Storm, explosive blast
His poor child was raised by his Dad
The rain fell on a day so sad

Afghanistan is where the son was shot dead
A sniper put a bullet in his head
So there are four graves next to each other
They hope there will not be another

So these four ghosts meet and salute now
The only way that they could, somehow
If you listen, you hear them sing out loud
Four War Heroes that fell doing their country proud

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 11:55:00 AM
    I had to stop back and thank you for your kind comment Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 10:08:00 AM
    So tenderly written, Chris. It's a very creative piece that touches the reader's heart. Just thinking of four war hero family members meeting in heaven is so touching. Too many wars, too many losses, too many children growing up without fathers. Welcome to poetry soup, Chris. I love your poem! Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 7:11:00 AM
    I love this one:) it's cleverly done, Chris, perhaps you'll consider entering it in the next contest here? Thank you for your recent comment on my poem:)

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 11:37:00 PM
    enjoyed sarah x

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 2:09:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write today..looking forward to many more.. keep checking the contest page to enter this one..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 12:12:00 PM
    I was gone and did not read any poetry the past weekend. So I am trying to get some read today. I am pleased that yours is among what I have read today and I have enjoyed reading it. I hope you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration Chris. Love, Carol