by | Oct 11, 2008 | Poetry | 0 comments

Rows of names gouged from granite
Stand erect in faraway places
However poignant the reminder,
Continue to fight oppression.

Tattered and torn flags
Denote smoke-damaged ownership
On broken poles
Half hidden amongst rubble.

Adorned wooden crosses,
Stars and other symbols
Share the same earth
Brothers from the same side.

Posthumous medals hang
Close to a dead chest
Return to the elements
A sealed and silent heart.

Thought, word and deed
Freedom, lures achievement
Crimson melts white snow
Lest we forget.


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