By 11th October 2008December 9th, 2019No 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.

Pauline Pickin

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