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Lest We Forget

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Lest we forget
Those who were blinded
So that we may see
Lest we forget
Those who were deafened
So that we may hear
Lest we forget
Those who were silenced
So that we may speak
Lest we forget
Those who lost their taste for killing
So that we may all taste living

Through art
We shed tears
For your blindness
Through music
We mourn
Your deafness
Through poetry
Tears falling
For your silence
Through our love
Heart-felt tears
For your dying
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of seeing
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of hearing
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of speaking
And most of all
Heart-felt thanks
For this gift
Of living
Monday, November 28, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: art,blind,death,evil,life,memory,mind,music,poetry,remembrance
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COMMENTS
M.J. Lemon 03 March 2021
Stunning poem, Richard. The last two verses are just raw, powerful....
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Susan Williams 14 February 2021
I keep getting flipped off this poem--so I think you have written a top=notch, heart-felt, lovely affirmation of all things powerful and true. 5 stars and favorited
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Susan Williams 14 February 2021
Heart-felt thanks For this gift Of living-----] Right back atcha! ! ! We give you heart felt thanks for writing this treasure!
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me poet yeps poet 30 December 2020
one of your longer poems never ever forget all memories ae planted on the vaults of time that contains the canvaas of your mind you can recall as and when new years come and go when we go no one knows amen this is the blessing of time
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A great work indeed. Only a man with a heart full of poetical grace can realise the sufferings of the oppressed. *****
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Rene @ 35 03 October 2020
Very nice Richard :)
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Bernard Kennedy 03 September 2020
Great poem. Use of words magnetic.
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Prabir Gayen 26 July 2020
For this gift Of seeing Heart-felt thanks For this gift Of hearing Heart-felt thanks For this gift Of speaking And most of all Heart-felt thanks For this gift Of living... beautiful poem../
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Dr Dillip K Swain 14 July 2020
A great poem my friend! The magical spell of this fascinating piece of poetry drags me to visit it again and again. ToMyPoemList
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Kevin Patrick 05 July 2020
A heartfelt work and excellent commemoration for all the men and women who gave their lives for the rights and freedoms we have today. An elegant memorable to our ancestors, we can never forget what they fought for. This is art and the best of humanity.
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