Shawn L. Bird

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poem-glory November 11, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:11 am
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They listened to the call for glory and honour

marched away with smiles on their faces,

found horror in mud and blood

found sacrifice in trenches:

.    sacrificed youth

.    sacrificed lungs

.    sacrificed sleep

Returned without friends

who call through the years

echoing in the quavers of The Last Post

of glory wrapped in mud,

of honour paid in blood.


8 Responses to “poem-glory”

  1. A grand tribute! Well done!

  2. It’s time we stopped viewing wars as inevitable. War is big business and no valiant person should ever have to be sacrificed to it, period. I urge you to have a look at World Beyond War, a group working to that end.

  3. Wonderful salute to all Veterans everywhere! Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Veterans.

    Sp4 DeBorah Ann Palmer

    United States Army, 1977 – 1981

    569th PSC Augsburg, Germany

    101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY

  4. The valour of all our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines can never be minimized.

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