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Rated: E · Poetry · Military · #975401
At the grave of the unknown soldier

Serene Silence all around,
Gentle wind, rustling of leaves,
Cuckoo calls in the distance,
As one respectfully grieves

At the Unknown Soldier’s grave,
In the war cemetery,
Solemn memorial to
Those who died for their country.

They fought a war to bring peace.
They died to save others’ life.
They sacrificed their comfort
To save others from the strife.

As they fell they wrought havoc
With their gun and with their lance.
Their souls witnessed in the field
A veritable death dance.

Now in Mother Nature’s lap,
They are lulled to gentle sleep.
Harken, visitor, take care,
Be proud of them, but don’t weep.

* Written in abcb 7-7-7-7 format

* “Special Honourable Mention” award in the "HONORING OUR VETERANS , “Honoring Our Veterans!” contest, April 2007

M C Gupta
30 May 2005

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