Freddie Nellist

Veteran Poet - 1,836 Points (26-10-1928 / Jarrow on Tyne UK)

Fading Away - Poem by Freddie Nellist

Cold and damp invades my room
A candle is burning
Fighting the gloom
My misted memory can't remember
Patience debating the passing time
Tells of a war, finished November.

A soldiers photo stuck on the wall
It is I, but no left arm
The truth eludes me from time to time
The time and place I suffered this harm
I don't wish to recall.

It invades my mind against my will
A devils garden called no mans land
And a general, his name a bit vague
Over the top boys one last stand
Now I remember, his name was Haig
Oh yes, it was Tommy against Fritz
Rifles aimed shooting people to bits
My foe and I friends after four years
It's all over now, but not the tears.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Comments about Fading Away by Freddie Nellist

  • (6/12/2019 3:33:00 PM)

    The horrors of war and the bad that many times comes out of it. You did well here describing the subject of the poem. The language is full of pain and some sad moments. I think the first stanza is the best of the poem and very well made.
    Thanks many

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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