Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

(25 November 1875 – 15 August 1928 / Canada)

Epitaph - Poem by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

(For the unknown soldier buried in Westminster Abbey.)


YOU who died fighting
For me and my little children;
You who are a million
Yet are but one,
I lay upon your grave
A rose and a tear--
The tear is the world's sorrow,
The rose is your joy.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 6, 2010



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