…And Three Persons Known Only to God

By 18th June 2009December 9th, 2019No Comments

And three persons known only to God
left unknown homes
and unknown loves,

took unknown paths
through unknown fields,
down unknown lanes

to sign unknown names
on unknown lists
for unknown cause.

Three unknown men
in unknown pain
died unknown deaths,

their unknown flesh
and unknown blood
in unknown mud.

Three unknown souls;
their unknown hopes,
their unknown dreams.

Our unknown loss.

“And three persons known only to God” : Words inscribed in the base of the Yeovil War Memorial.

John Hawkhead

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