Brian J. Stafford

Gold Star - 6,229 Points (10th February,1951 / Manchester, England)

The Lost Souls Of Summer - Poem by Brian J. Stafford

The hordes had gathered,
from far and wide;
With great anticipation,
for what was to behold;
Buoyant from the night,
with moments to treasure;
All filled with excitement,
euphoria and joy;
Most take their magic home,
yet some were about to fall;
Taken in a moment of madness,
confusion and terror;
Memories that were gathered,
now taste bittersweet;
We will always remember,
the lost souls of summer.

Topic(s) of this poem: tragedy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, May 22nd,2017.

Comments about The Lost Souls Of Summer by Brian J. Stafford

  • (5/22/2019 6:08:00 PM)

    A powerful write of a terrible night. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/22/2019 1:37:00 PM)

    I still remember how it happened, so many parents lost their kids, the darkest day of their lives. Today two years ago. We were all shocked, so many youth died...............An excellent Dedication to the victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing. Congratulations on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. We must never forget this! 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (5/22/2019 1:18:00 PM)

    These sad events keep happing again and again, here and there......sour memories keep getting collected touching us, forcing us to express the tragic situation that most of us watch helplessly. Congratulations on such a heartfelt write, (Report)Reply

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  • Dash Of Poetry (5/22/2019 11:32:00 AM)

    In memory of the lost souls. So suddenly. So cruel. Thank you for honouring their memory with this worthy POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/22/2019 11:04:00 AM)

    Typo..
    deadliest terrorist attack.....
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/22/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    Memories that were gathered! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/22/2019 10:59:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing; the deadlies terrorist attack
    and the first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom.
    May this write, will in one way or another, gives solace to the bereaved families.
    Yes, humanity and history will always remember the innocent
    victims of this heinous crime.
    Congratulations for having this poem chosen as Poem Of The Day.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/22/2019 10:37:00 AM)

    It is summer time here. The scorching heat is unbearable. Great tribute to the victims of summer. Congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2019 8:48:00 AM)

    A moving tribute to the victims of the Summer Tragedy (Report)Reply

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  • Jennifer Birchall (5/22/2019 4:10:00 AM)

    A very touching tribute to those victims that lost their lives.
    Congratulations on POD dear Brian.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/22/2019 3:54:00 AM)

    Taken in a moment of madness,
    confusion and terror;
    Memories that were gathered,
    now taste bittersweet; We shall always remember the souls lost... very good poem, very clear concepts. tony
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  • Prabir Gayen (5/22/2019 2:05:00 AM)

    Memories that were gathered,
    now taste bittersweet;
    We will always remember,
    the lost souls of summer...fine
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/22/2019 12:48:00 AM)

    remembrance with respectfulness in suave description on the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing makes this poem praiseworthy and beautiful (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (5/22/2019 12:36:00 AM)

    A very nice tribute to the victims of the bombing. Congratulations on having it selected as member poem of the day!
    However, the word you want in the first line is HORDES, not HOARDS.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/22/2019 12:30:00 AM)

    A touching poem of the day.
    Congrats, sir Brian for being selected........10+++++++++++++
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  • (3/20/2019 1:37:00 PM)

    A touching poem about a horrendous event. Your words serve as a memorial for all the lives that were lost, but not forgotten. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 18, 2019

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 22, 2019


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