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D Day

A place where peace should reign, yet terror grows.
A paradise where blood and children lie.
A beach where young boys played and now men die,
with liquid crimson waves that evil sows.
The cliffs now bow and weep and look below,
where from their shoulders cast a deadly tide.
A peaceful nighttime vista now belied
by daylight's bloody battle of the foes.
As dreams replace the din that's all around
and life drips slowly there into the sand,
it's faith and God and love that now surrounds
these ever grateful souls that have been found.
Brave comrades in this fate so proudly stand
to be delivered now where they are bound.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 2/25/2019 8:55:00 PM
Well penned, Craig. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 2/22/2019 4:32:00 PM
Craig, congratulations on your well-deserved podium win with your amazing 'D-Day' poem which paints the sorrowful imagery of that horror so vividly. Sandra
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Date: 2/22/2019 6:31:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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craig cornish
Date: 2/22/2019 7:22:00 AM
Thank you Beata!
Date: 2/21/2019 4:01:00 PM
What an awesome choice of form for this poem Craig. The Italian sonnet absolutely echoes the restrained beauty of the words. Very well deserved win.
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Date: 2/22/2019 7:20:00 AM
Thank you Nina, always honored to be included on the same page as your writes.
Date: 2/21/2019 3:37:00 PM
Great tribute to these brave men. congrats on a top win, craig. I recently saw that documentary on WWI. Oh my, what those men had to endure and they were not even properly remembered when they came home to England.
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Date: 2/21/2019 3:16:00 PM
Craig, your contrasts are poignant and your overall positive message is brilliant! Congratulations on your second-place win on Mile 19 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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craig cornish
Date: 2/22/2019 7:19:00 AM
Thanks so much Mark, honored!
Date: 6/13/2017 3:28:00 PM
Yes! This is the type of poem that shows the courage of those fighting for whatever they believe in. Very sad...but I know that sometimes war becomes a necessary evil which we justify by saying "the end justifies the means". It's ironic that sometimes we have to fight for peace.
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