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The Futility of War

The Futility of War In every little town The names are written down Surrounded by poppies red The young who went to fight To do what they thought right blindly followed those who led To fields of mud and clay Where lives were blown away A whole generation dead
“Lest We Forget”---A phrase from Kipling’s “Recessional” Balassi Stanza Margaret Foster Sept 29th 2011

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 7:27:00 PM
    WOW! THIS is why you are a new fave of mine. THis is a solid 7 and ANOTHER FAVE!

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 10:49:00 PM
    wow, I didn't see this one before. one of THE best of the contest. Congrats. I don't know what place you got, but this is outstanding. FAVE

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:45:00 PM
    Dear Margaret, Congratulations on YOUR Placement in Dr. Ram's Contest "Balassi Stanza" A beautiful Dedication to those Who Defend our Nation Superb Write, with LOVE, ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR Liege.. .HG

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram's "Balassi Stanza" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 4:03:00 PM
    Just think what could be done if that youthful energy were harnessed to missions that sustain and nurture instead of destroy! Beauty write, Margaret, congrats~N

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 10:07:00 AM
    Good one that reminds me once again of our men and women who serve and have served our country well..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Congrats Margaret on another amazing win with super fantastic poetry entry for this contest my friend.. always enriching to read u luv..

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats. Margaret on your special win. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 5:08:00 AM
    Always an alternative to war Margaret, if one will just look. Congratulations on your win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 3:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in my contest, Margaret

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 11:20:00 PM
    outstanding write Margaret.. creative thoughts to ponder ..which speaks volumes ..as a Mom of a soldier serving in Libya ..soon home.. these words ring true.. good luck in contest luv..