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    The Fallen

    Falling Fallen Felled

    They, the young dead
    are beyond pluperfect,
    lying in the Flanders mud
    and counted in their thousands.
    Through eternal youth still they rest
    in blind-eyed contemplation of a carnage
    of anotherís choosing.
    Each year they rise to tell us all
    of loss, and of the intolerance of man.
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    A loving tribute. Thanks for sharing.
    "Illegitimi non carborundum " Vinegar' Joe Stilwell

    "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr.

    What you learn in life is important, those you help learn, are more important.

    "They can because they think they can."

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools will speak to say something." Plato

    "The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible."
    ​ Mark Twain

    "To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States." George W. Bush

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    That phrase: 'Each year they rise' really hit home for me. Your poem captured the infinite sadness of this unimaginable slaughter and those four words seemed to catch an image to explain the collective emotion that Remembrance Day still evokes. Thank you.


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