Lucy Burrow

Rookie - 40 Points (1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

The Call Of Duty - Poem by Lucy Burrow

Bravest men we hailed them then
England sent her finest men
The war to end all wars to fight
A cause each one believed was right
And without a thought for their own lives
Left mothers, sisters, lovers, wives.

These were children, barely men
Set to fight a foe, and then
Return to fight another day
Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
Among the mud and stench of war
They rest their bones and breathe no more.


Comments about The Call Of Duty by Lucy Burrow

  • Chinedu Dike (2/12/2018 12:25:00 AM)

    Insightful and lofty verse embellished in poetic rhyme and rhythm. Poignant rendition set aside for sober reflection. Thanks for sharing Lucy and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

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  • Damian Cranney (9/7/2017 12:11:00 AM)

    Excellent poem, with historical insight. liked it very much.Damian (Report)Reply

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  • Seema Sharma Rimi (9/6/2017 2:44:00 PM)

    These were children, barely men
    Set to fight a foe, and then
    Return to fight another day
    Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
    Among the mud and stench of war
    Beautiful.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/6/2017 12:37:00 PM)

    A cause each one believed was right
    And without a thought for their own lives
    Left mothers, sisters, lovers, wives.

    These were children, barely men
    Set to fight a foe, and then
    Return to fight another day
    Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
    Beautiful poem dear poet.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/6/2017 12:34:00 PM)

    These were children, barely men
    Set to fight a foe, and then
    Return to fight another day
    Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
    Nicely penned poem.
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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/6/2017 10:27:00 AM)

    Among the mud and stench of war
    They rest their bones and breathe no more ........ Yes for the sake of the nation. They are the immortals, a nation should never forget. Exquisitely crafted poem. Congrats for being the member's PoD. Thanks for sharing.X
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/6/2017 7:14:00 AM)

    The role, contribution and sacrifices of young soldiers will always be looked upon with awe and pride:
    And without a thought for their own lives
    Left mothers, sisters, lovers, wives.
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  • Sarah Persson (9/6/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    A very well written poem, rhyming beautifully. Congratulations on poem of the day :) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2017 4:22:00 AM)

    a truthful poem of living and dying in a world of endless dutiful woes? .......................well penned. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/6/2017 1:10:00 AM)

    Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
    Among the mud and stench of war..: An amazingly drafted poem is shared and we wish you all the best. This is nice to see your poem here as the poem of the day. Congratulations! ..10
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/6/2017 12:58:00 AM)

    Congrats for being picked twice... Great Tribute to the brave fighters for peace.... a perfect 10++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Hassan Hayati (9/6/2017 12:45:00 AM)

    I like this poem, reminding me of brave men and women defending my land, for whom there is not even a specific grave. congratulations. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    A glowing tribute to soldiers martyred for the protection of the dignity of their motherland. Heartiest Congrats on the poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2016 8:07:00 PM)

    very sad tribute to the service people who lost their lives serving their countr (Report)Reply

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  • Mizzy ........ (9/6/2016 4:26:00 PM)

    Very respectful poem with much writing talent on display. Thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • Seamus O Brian (9/6/2016 12:22:00 PM)

    So efficiently transforms from the bravery of the soldier to the futility of his death. As long as there are those who believe that force can be used to subjugate others, there will be a need for brave men and women to rise in defense of those who cannot defend themselves. Let us always be diligent that our strength is used for the good of our brothers and sisters with whom we share this planet. (Report)Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/6/2016 11:58:00 AM)

    A great poem portraying the tragedy of war and lives unnecessarily lost. (Report)Reply

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  • Christopher Tye (9/6/2016 8:59:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, all wars are tragedy's of humanity's failings (Report)Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (9/6/2016 7:54:00 AM)

    They rest their bones and breathe no more.
    That's the result of war for a good many...
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  • (9/6/2016 4:47:00 AM)

    Nice poem and well written. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008



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