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

Fighting
For what?

He won’t ever be able
To answer the question

Or waltz with Matilda
Again.


(Previously published in Poets4Peace, Nov.2000)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008



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