ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Farewell Ritual. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

The rifles bark their last salute.
To say farewell to a comrade.
The tears of mourners follow suit.
The last post sounds: A serenade
or better yet a lullaby
To lull a valiant soul to sleep.
A tribute to his memory.
The price of freedom is not cheap.
Another human sacrifice
offered to the God of War.
He earned his place in paradise
to rest in peace for evermore.
A sight we see too frequently
In military cemeteries.

Friday,27 August 2010

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 27, 2010

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