Shawn L. Bird

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poem-glory November 11, 2015

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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.


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