Not a huge expensive monument, no marble, just tiny wooden crosses with written names, poppies, bleached photographs it has such an impact on me.They will be not forgotten. In thoughts and silence I left. So very thankfull for the moment which is so totally diffrent as where I live now.

From ‘There Lie Forgotten Men’

“She stands there alone
At the edge of the silent place
And she is shocked
New wars brew and these forgotten men
Will play no part in them
The dead silence warn no ears but hers
In great halls, in moments of great decision
What they fought for is forsaken
And by day’s end new gravestones
Appear on the blood red ground
She finds what she seeks
‘Sgt John Malley Age 27’
His life brutally ended
And she stands by his grave
But he can give no answers
And she weeps for him
For the empty hole he left behind
And for the new emptiness
Soon to join the black chasm.
And her tears join the flood.”

By Rebecca Sullivan

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  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 4 years ago

    Have just been reading Andrew Marr’s history of modern Britain covering the time of the first world war.

    So sad

    Beautiful image Patjila.

    Dave

  • Dave thank you so much, yes and still the impact of history is still present in lives of so many people and families….

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Despite the claim that we shall never forget, we never seem to learn Patjila. Wars still happen & people still die. Wouldn’t the World be a better place if we could forget but learn instead. No disrespect to the fallen but if we simply remember but fail to learn from their sacrafice then their sacrafice was in vain.
    The greatest honor we could bestow on them would be to learn from our mistakes.
    Its so very sad & so very pointless. If only!!
    :o) xx

  • Thank you Robin, if only a few people will try, there is hope…if only we make an effort to act in our daily life keeping in mind the memory I do hope,
    If teenagers can create poems like Rebecca, there is hope, if we loose all hope and stop trying there will be nothing left what’s worth to live for…It’s hard yes but in the end you can say I have done my very best in my way, that is the only thing that counts at the end… xx

    – patjila

  • photomusic
    photomusicalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for this image Patjila.
    It will make us all think how lucky we are !

  • Phil so true thank you! xx

    – patjila

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Sylvia even it’s a tiny place you couldn’t pass it without standing still and watch…

    – patjila

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Powerful and emotional imagery. We should all remember the sacrifices that people made for us.

  • Agree BigCat thank you for sharing!

    – patjila

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    nice light use. shows the atmosphere well.

  • Hi LisaBeth many thanks for your comment

    – patjila

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Many thanks for this wonderful and moving work, Patjila. We must never forget. Never.

  • Mike thank you for visiting and comment..I share my feelings and so true neve forget and act according that, try to prevent in the way you can.

    – patjila

  • simpsonvisuals
    simpsonvisualsalmost 4 years ago

    Where was the photo taken, Patjila? I can only imagine your emotions as you took it. Very moving.

  • That’s kind of you thank you Simpson! The photo was taken in a church yard near the centre of Pickering first time I visited Yorkshire.

    – patjila

  • amyrey
    amyreyalmost 4 years ago

    Your work has been accepted into Inanimate Emotions. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you Amy!

    – patjila

  • Lyndy
    Lyndyalmost 4 years ago

    Whoa! Tremendous Patjila! L:))XXX

  • Many thanks for that Lyndy it had an enormous impact I think because of the small place so full of emotions though…

    – patjila

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