Don Pearson

Rookie - 15 Points (12/01/1950 / England)

Remembrance - Poem by Don Pearson

(For Sylvette)

On the far side of the square,
Facing the American Embassy,
Is a memorial to those who died
On 11th September.

In between stand
Majestic plane trees,
Their globular fruit
Like tiny cluster bombs,
Hanging from the branches
Or exploded on the ground.

Beneath the planes
Are strewn the dead leaves
Scattered, blown, sodden.
This being Grosvenor Square,
They are collected and bagged,
Driven away in vans and
Removed from the public view,
Remembered only by the trees
That bore and lost them.

November 19th 2010

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2010

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