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GREAT UNCLE ALBERT

In Arras field he watched that day A flash of light against the grey, High explosives whistled all around And fallen thousands filled the ground. Kentish man against the wall, He had defended to the last; A fleeting life-- So briefly did it pass. One of the Lost generation of World War ONE 1918

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Date: 9/10/2020 8:33:00 AM
While searching If found this wonderful piece. I being a huge history buff and a poet as well-- it connected with me deeply and instantly. You are indeed a fine poet and a well versed rhyming artist too. This is a gem and a fav to add to my fav list. A great find this morn, thanks . God bless...
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/10/2020 8:57:00 AM
Yes Robert,Albert his uncle,was my Dad's second initial,and after his death I started my family tree research on both my paternal and maternal sides.Like you history being a fav subject,I traced maternal back to circa 1500,and paternal to 1640's writing a chapbook upon each.Yes Robert although I now write mainly open form ,rhyme often occurs(to me the poem is always the focus
Date: 11/10/2019 11:48:00 AM
Brian, such an emotional Elegy, wonderfully penned !
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Brian Strand
Date: 11/10/2019 12:08:00 PM
Many thanks Constance
Date: 3/2/2012 8:33:00 PM
BRIAN... CONGRATULATIONS ..ON YOUR WONDERFUL WIN~ Have yourself a very nice night ;-)*always..pd
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Date: 3/1/2012 9:00:00 AM
congrats Brian on a brilliamt write and exciting win for this candid write on the sadness of war and lives lost luv..
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Date: 3/1/2012 5:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Dana'lynn's contest Brian. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/29/2012 9:38:00 PM
So many good men lost to war. We will never know what they might have given the world had they not died so young. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 2/29/2012 6:08:00 PM
We lost so many..and continue to do so!Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 11/27/2009 11:40:00 PM
Sir Brian Strand, your Elegy has touched me deeply...your words are very moving and inspiring. God bless you for honoring the memory of your great uncle Albert. Congratulations on being featured this week. Kindest Regards, Andrew.
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Date: 11/27/2009 3:37:00 PM
Nicely done tribute to Great Uncle Albert in this poem that is featured this week. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara
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Date: 11/25/2009 10:34:00 AM
Brian - another beautiful piece - many congrats on it being featured this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 11/25/2009 10:25:00 AM
Congrats on this wonderful poem being featured this week Brian...Keep em' comin'.....:JP}
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Date: 11/23/2009 7:46:00 PM
Interesting poem. Congratulations on your being featured this week. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Iolanda
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Date: 11/23/2009 11:54:00 AM
Many congratulations on your poetry being shared with us this week Brian >> James
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Date: 11/23/2009 8:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Brian. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/23/2009 3:08:00 AM
Excellent write and well deserving selection for being featured this week. Best wishes and keep writing. A. W. Nutter www.freewebs.com/abcedit
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Date: 11/22/2009 6:24:00 PM
great feature! Brian! congrats! you bring the reader directly into your words! nice! jimbo
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Date: 11/22/2009 5:43:00 PM
A fine tribute, and a lasting legacy to this man! Congratulations on having this poem featured this week! ~ Carrie
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