ivor or ivor.e hogg

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

Inevitable Conclusion. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Grey figures moving in the mist
that rolls across the battlefield
Although long dead they still persist
and stubbornly refuse to yield

The can’t go back and won’t move on
perhaps convinced they’re still alive.
So they still wander woebegone
they’ve given all they had to give.

They still have hope although in vain.
That they will wake up from their dream
and be set free to live again.
To see once more the bright sun beam.

I wander with my pen in hand
I try to record how I feel
I do my best to understand.
I hear somehow their mute appeal.

On holiday in Flanders fields
I write my journal every day.
Each battlefield I visit yields
more ghostly figures in the grey

of swirling slowly fading mist.
Evaporating in the sun
I can do nothing to assist.
But if I could I would have done.

Almost a century has passed
since that great war to end all wars.
Still in the mists sad ghosts are massed.
But mankind has not changed his course.

He has evolved the means to kill
in greater numbers than before.
It seems that mankind lacks the will
to live in peace. He prefers war.

Comments about Inevitable Conclusion. by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (10/7/2007 8:39:00 AM)

    Another nice write Ivor! (10) !

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]