Friday, July 01, 2016

100 years on

* Battle of the Somme comenced 1st July 1916

100 years on;
our silence
for their clamour of war.

100 years on;
whistles end our silence
for the clamour of day.

100 years on;
their clamour of war
is now quiet as death
in our ears.

Yet our eyes open
to wars and rumours of wars
and a blindness
to history.

Poppies sound
their trumpet calls
on silent meadows
and bowed heads.
The fields have moved on
with fruitful harvests
and coloured bloom.
The bowed heads
are filled with shame
at the harvests of blood
we reap daily.  

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