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All The Boys

Rating: 5.0

On back a bedroom door
A hook, a cap, untouched
This many year. The head
That wore it laughing
Lies in Messines
Under the green grass
Cut short back and sides
Like all the boys







Martin Swords
May 2008
Wicklow Writers

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Fay Slimm 29 November 2008

This short but so strong a verse brought lump to my throat and ache to my heart. - - Oh Martin, what have we done to these laughing boys.......... I feel, these days, a true communal guilt over these lost lives.... a poignant and moving write. - - Fay.

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Tanya Stanford 28 August 2008

Short just impactful. Enjoyable read. thanks.

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Adeline Foster 27 August 2008

Right, that's a good one. Gets a 10 Adeline

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Colin Jeffery 25 August 2008

This took my breath away - a great war poem.

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