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In dead-man's land red poppies grow, Fertilised by blood, sun and winter snow; And on widows' weeds streams of sadness flow, Lost freedoms seeds beneath ignorance goes To no-man's land where,there were but crows; With Spring's new life real peace they can know, In the Morning Star's perpetual glow!

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Date: 1/22/2020 11:27:00 AM
Brian, the beginning of your poem is so deep it just captures the reader to continue- "In dead-man's land, red poppies grow, Fertilised by blood".. well done _Constance
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Date: 1/22/2020 11:49:00 AM
Yes Constance,a personal fave in some ways.Thanks for our ongoing support here and with both my contest formats
Date: 10/22/2009 12:54:00 PM
Brian ... u have perfectly captured another realm... Somewhere is a fantastic piece of poetry... thankxxx for your compliments on my poetry also.. it is exciting to communicate with such richly talented and creative poets on PoetrySoup.... Linda-Marie
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Date: 10/21/2009 3:05:00 AM
I have to agree this is really good. Into my favorites it goes as well. A. W. Nutter
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Date: 10/20/2009 12:42:00 AM
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Date: 10/19/2009 8:03:00 AM
Sad but so beautifully written, this touches the heart, Brian. Until Christ returns to claim all those who belong to Him war will be an unfortunate part of this life. Very moving poetry. Love, Robin
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Date: 10/19/2009 7:28:00 AM
That is what is needed. Keep writing. Sara
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Date: 10/19/2009 4:23:00 AM
This is wonderful, i like this very much. x Kate.
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Date: 10/19/2009 2:21:00 AM
Excellent piece , Sir Brian and the wars go on and on and the old Vets who survive will march . I recently saw a TV show on , Harry Patch , who passed away at the ripe old age of 111 yrs . The last surviving Vet of WW1 , who lived to defy the war "that would end all wars" ...
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