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ONE APRIL DAY

He went to be a soldier one cold and
wintry Spring,dying for a noble cause
that all then  believed in;The lilac was just
budding when news of him was sent,
her last letter returned marked ' killed  in action'
described ,the honeymoon they’d spent;
feeling the kicking baby within , Gran wept 
and cried ,that April day,dear Granpa died.

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Date: 1/23/2020 1:18:00 AM
So moving Brian, I was struck by the almost callous way his death was handled with a letter stamped "killed in action." But the poem so poignantly hints at new life to come.
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Brian Strand
Date: 1/23/2020 3:23:00 AM
Thanks.That's how it was then Sam,also too too many for the first advice
Date: 1/22/2020 3:51:00 PM
An excellent, but very poignant piece Brian.
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Brian Strand
Date: 1/22/2020 4:41:00 PM
Cheers Gary.
Date: 1/22/2020 8:35:00 AM
So sad and powerful. Well done Brian. I hope you have a nice day :)
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Brian Strand
Date: 1/22/2020 10:00:00 AM
Thank you Heidi.