In a lonely foreign field

by | Mar 11, 2011 | Poetry | 0 comments

In a lonely foreign field,
where poppies gently weep;
Many brave men, here were killed,
in Flanders, Somme and Ypres.

That they must fight, they questioned not;
It was their obligation.
So in these fields, their corpses rot,
protecting their home nation.

The blood of many soaked the earth;
No more to see their homeland;
To sit with sweethearts by the hearth
in sweet, eternal England.

Their bodies lie beneath the crust,
too mangled to be collected;
Churned by ages into dust.
On empty graves a cross erected.


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