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War Memorial: Youthful Eyes, Elder's Vision

Young generation ardor from sculpted hero borrows Older generation, torpor to graft peaceful tomorrows Can young eyes through steely sheath glimpse marrow O'er from dried paint, the blood stains that do burrow From pursed lips, do the painful strains bellow O'er from silent gun, percussive waves billow Youthful glint on glimmering memorial glows From aged lens, vicarious tears solemnly flow Lad's fawning beams on chivalric statue strew Elder's sorrowful squints the mediated surface furrow Young mind each, savory fold does swallow Aged intellect each corroded line does follow On gilded bust, youth's prating eyes wallow Gaunt septuagenarian mourns core now hollow Around girth, innocent lids embrace time's fleeting shadow Experienced hearts scorn clones strung from future gallows New hopes, dreams cover the base now fallow New doubts, fears sweep sodded ground, now sallow

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