11th November 2022

Ypres Flanders Remembered

I try to imagine somewhat halfheartedly

The terror inflicting their souls

As they crouch awaiting that whistles cruel blast

To climb solemnly from protecting ramparts

And march heedlessly into a hail of unforgiving lead

Bequeathing despair, death, and injury

Upon a generation of partially innocent men.

To truly comprehend that treacherous walk

Would need a spirit I cannot provide

Belief that ends can somehow justify great loss

A justification my heart will not disseminate.

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