Alf Hutchison

Rookie - 3 Points (8/7/1943 / South Africa)

Unknown Soldier - Poem by Alf Hutchison

To the memory of all who have fallen in war.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning …we will remember them
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  • (11/2/2009 3:29:00 PM)

    A very well written poem Alf and it is important to let others know how much the soldiers suffered. (Report)Reply

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  • Shamik Bose (11/2/2009 5:36:00 AM)

    Excellent poesy. The theme is very appealing. You have made a great attampt to portray all the colors around it. I like it.10 (Report)Reply

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  • (11/2/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    I have heard tell, those who came back from war were never the same and lots of relationships suffered afterwards. An excellent tribute to the Unknown Soldiers and those 'grams' must have been terrifying to receive. This bit really affected me! 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (11/2/2009 12:06:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to the heroes...such a touching write for those families with the fallen soldiers....and we share our sentiments to those fallen angels.....
    see my poem To The Fallen Angels......
    A beautiful poem you had written Alf........10
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  • (11/1/2009 11:31:00 PM)

    nice poem, people who have fought battles for their motherland are the real heroes of the world, each day we sleep peacefully, and its cause of them. you have chosen the right topic and have done justice to it.. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2009 8:48:00 PM)

    to the unknown soldiers......they are heroes..

    to the author...this is nicely done...

    for the piece...this is interesting and attractive to the eyes of the readers..
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  • (11/1/2009 6:59:00 PM)

    'To the memory of all wjho have fallen in war'. what's the sense is the question? Alf, your poems are right on point. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    Pete Seeger got it right Alf....and so does your words..... (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (11/1/2009 12:47:00 PM)

    I love the way you have used the song at the beginning and the end of this poem. It is a wonderful write and a lovely way of putting it. I remember that song so well, a very poignant piece of lyric. You have woven it all together with such skill. A moving write.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (11/1/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    an amazingly written poem, filled with feeling and power of what it must be like, often they are forgotten for people have life too good sometimes and so they forget what some people lost for that freedom,
    thank you for helping us remember that and the ones that were lost,
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  • (11/1/2009 11:33:00 AM)

    'Where is the sense of it all,
    When will we ever learn'


    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • (11/1/2009 10:53:00 AM)

    Where have all the flowers gone Oh how that song brings back memories. Man has lost the plot and peace can only come when Jesus comes back to reign. Your poem asks the questions, where is the sanity and sense of it all. As long as man is concerned only for himself we will sing the song..long time passing. Let us rise up oh poets as one voice and trust God to give us the words to say to a lost and dying world. This is a stirring write 10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2009 10:17:00 AM)

    The piece is a reminder of our disillusion. Never before and never in the future would war or aggression would resolve anything. If war was the solution then there was no need for the Second World War. May the many graves that fail to spell out it's heroes name be our constant reminder that his/her life holds no less value than ours. Shame on humanity! Thanks for the invite. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    The last stanza reminded me of Hegel's quotation, 'man has learned from history that man does not learn from history'. If that statement is not true then there will be no more wars, no more lives lost all in the name of war, terrorism, and other forms of evil vices. Every man would have learned to live in piece. It is unfortunate that those who are loved ones to their families have lost their lives. (Report)Reply

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  • Hanaa Art Nabil Rashed (11/1/2009 9:20:00 AM)

    thanks for your passion dear poet you touch not only your memories but all the worlds memories its our cures all over the earth to suffer from wars
    but for those who sacrificed their souls for others we all give prayers and greetings thanks for their blood. thanks for blood! !
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  • (11/1/2009 8:28:00 AM)

    A poem like this can only stir up the memories and make us shudder to think it happens over and over again. Thanks for remembering the fallen soldiers. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (11/1/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    very good write...you have composed this with passion...with your heart out there...thanks for the truth you are voicing loud...10

    read my piece- Soldier's Life...it relates...
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  • Sandra Martyres (11/1/2009 8:02:00 AM)

    Where is the sanity of it all,
    Where is the sense of it all,
    “When will we ever learn,
    When… will we ever learn.”

    You are right Alf...we never learn any lessons from a war...this poem is a true reflection of the mindless loss of life especially the lives of so many unknown soldiers.
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  • (11/1/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    ahhh, I remember that song Alf.....you're right when will we ever learn.....

    Ruthie
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