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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Call Of Duty

Rating: 4.5
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.
Lucy Burrow
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Chinedu Dike 12 February 2018
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.
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Damian Cranney 07 September 2017
Excellent poem, with historical insight. liked it very much.Damian
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Seema Sharma Rimi 06 September 2017
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. 10
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 06 September 2017
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. 10
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Anita Aparajita Das 06 September 2017
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. 10
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 06 September 2017
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 06 September 2017
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 06 September 2017
A very well written poem, rhyming beautifully. Congratulations on poem of the day :)
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Tom Allport 06 September 2017
a truthful poem of living and dying in a world of endless dutiful woes? .......................well penned.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 September 2017
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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