Paul Warren

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Anzac Day 2018 - Tyne Cot Cemetery - Poem by Paul Warren

White head stones in countless rows
Soldiers all from the Great War battles

Thousands dead now glory served
Each one a son and loved one

Victoria Cross engraved as heroes found
Known unto God a sad refrain written

On the stone "Their name liveth for Evermore"
A Christian Cross on top of a German pill-box

Sacrifice for the "War to End Wars" unfulfilled
A hundred years past but still it begs belief.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: war and peace

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2018

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