Laurence Overmire

The Smoke Of Gallipoli - Poem by Laurence Overmire

Nineteen years old
He lost his legs

A field of shard and wire
Trench and bunker

Bullets flying
Australians and Turks

For what?

He won’t ever be able
To answer the question

Or waltz with Matilda

(Previously published in Poets4Peace, Nov.2000)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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