Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Bring them home

Young brave soldiers they
Who stand there with dignity
They are fighting for us

Ripe they are, so young
Ready to adventure far
For life, love and war

Pain, death, grief and loss
Lacerated now in death's beauty
Our brave sons now gone

So bring them home now
They are teachers and farmers
Lovers and parents


  1. The fact that they should never have been sent to this particular war in the first place is beside the point. Rudyard Kipling himself could not have expresed these sentiments better. Good work, in a fine poem.

  2. Robin. What to say here . . . moving thoughts, expressed with quiet power. One of the best poems I've read all week. Thanks for this.

  3. I am in strong agreement with your powerfully worded sentiment. Very well done!

  4. Absolutely, bring them home, so that they can be those things. Wonderful plan and a great piece.

  5. Just realized that you visited my way. Thank you so much for those precious thoughts. :)

  6. ripe for death when they should be ripe for life. Moving words.

  7. dear old egg, your poem is beautifully and humanely written.

  8. Oh, but you said it so well. Thank you. I wish so much they all were home.