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Author Name: Freependeriki 4 Comments
Date Added: October 04, 2012 07:10:09 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Field of Poppies
Weapons gleam in rows
We crouch at whim of crowns
to win the day or die
Rage held at bay
until the order comes

Fear clenched and held
as we face the enemy
across a field of wire
Silence in the air
before the noise

Did I dream of you
in that long moment
as the bullets flew
Blood thinned by tears
as death walked free

And beneath a rising Moon
I felt a sorrow rise
for those still and cold
Lives lost to slaughter
in a field of poppies

Author's Notes:
Im Memory of all those lost on the fields of France and Belgium.......
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Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on October 5, 2012 05:08:43 PM Report
I knew instantly what this was about, John McCrae's "In Flanders Field" is one of my favorite poems. You have have captured it all perfectly.


Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on October 5, 2012 08:25:08 AM Report
Brilliant work, bravo.    Bill H
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 4, 2012 06:45:19 PM Report

I have done some reading of that time and era... Sadness that has gone down in History......

 WEll written indeed....

 Always ~ Scarlett

Comment By: FreeAdri on October 4, 2012 07:36:23 AM Report
Very touching. I like the tone of the poem, and almost no punctuation to give the subject matter more force.
Good write 



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