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I FELL TODAY I fell today As the lights over Europe dimmed To a whisper; The voices of war Slipped on the artist's palette Painting as she did Flowers of blood Upon the sky And they remembered. Swallowed by waxen candle light The tallowed flicker As a marker on horizon far Brings the boys into line Brings the boys home. Who knew, mothers of sons Who stretch the quagmill'd heresy Of humanity; The time has come they cried The time when death fills Nostrils sickened By decapitated flowers Twas where I fell... Mother, unashamedly, I cried. For you. The first bullet of conflict, Who knew? Marked with my name.... I fell today as candles extinguished To be relit around Christmas When we all troop back Across the Channel Now a peaceable sea of glass And victory is ours but... ...Mother, I fell today. I arrived this morning, This isn't how they said it would be; My light has dimmed. My heart beats no more. My body is cold in clamm'd soil And England is a mem'ry distant. I wonder, in a hundred years, Will they still remember that, I fell today? tcmoon 2014

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Date: 8/13/2014 12:08:00 AM
Ron,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry:) Here's the link to the contest page. <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 8/11/2014 7:58:00 AM
Wonderfully done! The young are always so confident - that's why it is a for them to do. The surprise and disappointment are so vivid. Please continue to remind us of those who fell in our defense.
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