A Found Fragment Poem by jerry hughes

A Found Fragment



'the Somme 1916'

I'm scribbling in incessent rain
and mud has turned to slush.
The stench of death is all about
and god's deserted us.

Last night I saw a young lad die,
he cried his life away.
I felt so bloody helpless -
Will it be me today?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ron Flowers 25 September 2008

This is a 10, Jerry. I wish every saber rattler had to memorize this one. Ron

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Aijaz Asif 05 October 2008

a very great poem indeed sir, a nice way of reminding that death is true lover 10++ yesterday is gone my turn will soon come

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Jerry Hughes 21 October 2008

Thanks for your comments everyone, Jerry

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Mimzy Sue 23 October 2008

Jerry we are all so vulnerable, short but well penned Loved it 'yesterday is gone, live for today and hope(always) for tomorrow'

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Emily Oldham 01 November 2008

short but inspiring and thought-provoking and touching. thanks Athena *** words will change the world ***

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Roseann Shawiak 09 March 2014

A very frightening thought so far from home and in the middle of a war. Can feel the powerlessness of the situation. Yet the power of emotion is very strong, it comes through and hits home. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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John Brown 31 October 2013

Short but still powerful. Makes you think don't it? I detest war.

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Miriam Maia Padua 13 December 2012

will it be me today? touching... I can't help thinking will it be me today too?

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Heyyou Boy 12 January 2012

A really good write 10 thumbs up WW1 and all war has taken too many of the young!

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Estrella Resendez 02 August 2010

the wonderful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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