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Lest we forget

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Lest we forget

I want to forget the headlines
Or stated by the news team
Another soldier shot dead
Makes me want to scream

The family must  be distraught
With it blasted  on the news
Do the news editors ever give a thought
Of how this is shattering to the nerves

I am not saying that we shouldn't know
But not in such a dramatic way
As though the government worries
About a single life so far away

The bodies are flown home
People line the streets in respect
Everytime a plane has landed
The people of Wootten Bassett*

I would like to forget these scenes
But if I let it happen
I wouldn't be any better 
Than our government  who allows 
these girls and boys
To return home in a coffin


* Wootten Bassett. Is the small town and the route that the cars take from the plane to wherever they are heading.
Each and every coffin is given this respect no matter what time of day or night it arrives.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:35:00 PM
    Seren, a wonderful winning poem...always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Belated congrats on this gripping and heart-wrenching poem, Seren...I think the media is only worried about ratings...as a Vietnam vet I can identify...another useless and unwinnable war. Many young men bravely gave their lives in that war (including one of my best friends) and for what?...We ended up pulling out and the VC ended up taking over anyway! - Tim

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Congrats, Seren. Excellent write. Well deserved win! Kudos. Ralph

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ralph, for your congrat and for stopping by ......Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Well written and a well deserved win. Warm congrats to you, shar xoxo

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sharon......Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Thanks for bringing this fine town to light. A great write for great loss. Congrad's on this fine write winning. Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie... Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 8:55:00 AM
    I share your wish....every word spells more grief and futility. Well spoken, Seren. Congratulations on this well deserved win!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carrie, didnt realize i had such anger inside me ...........Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Wow, this is such a powerful write! Congratulations on a wonderful win!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Heather, ...Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:18:00 AM
    The sacrifices made by many, should never be forgotten. It is tragic that the ones making the decisions sit behind desks in air conditioned offices. I feel your frustration. Congratulations on your 1st place win, Seren. Love, Su

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 4:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Su, yes I feel so angry when people forget....Seren
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:30:00 AM
    big congratulations on your top winning spot Seren love, well deserved xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy, was a nice surprise.....Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:47:00 PM
    many congrats Seren on your win with this dynamic piece

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/22/2013 12:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Francine for the comments, was a bit surprised to get a first. But pleased. ...Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Very powerful, congrats

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/21/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard....Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Congrats Seren on your 1st place win, great write, way to go, xxx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Seren---No words!!!!!!!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/21/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig ....Seren
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:37:00 PM
    A lovely piece! Well presented

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/12/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Gareth .......Seren
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Sad but true... Very thought provoking...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/12/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Carol, it is not am easy subject for some I know
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Oh wow, Seren,, you do not need a bio,,, your words your sentiment, your truth heaven sent..... you say everything about the modern world, a world so foreign to me..... just a footnote,,, every night on yorkshie tv news,, we hear about jimmy Savile, but not just words... but saturated videos of him every single night brought in to our living rooms.....how one finds fame today is unbelievable.. this is a very special poem Seren,,,to my fav...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/12/2013 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jimmy Saville the perv, i wish he was still alive. Close people who say they didnt know, to me is remarkable. Those babies must be left to grow up. With colour in their lives.
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/12/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry as you might have gathered i detest the wars our lads are fighting and dying for, its not our call, so why are we there. Looks like you are on my wavelength on this... Hehe Seren on a soapbox is quite strange, but if necessary I would be there.thanks for commenting Harry, i do appreciate it......Seren.