tragedy of war

Everyone one walks in a line,
all following behind,
marching in the harsh winds of January,
each one holding on to their memories.
the sadness expressed across there faces,
tears flowing, with mascara traces.
every one looks alike, dressed in uniform or black,
all knowing that the lost is not coming back.

A union jack is draped over in pride,
carried by his brother, followed by his bride.
they have not seen seem him since July,
not knowing that was the last goodbye.
as he carried out service, fought for his country,
not knowing his end would come so bluntly.

The walking stops, he is lowered in the ground,
a few prayers are spoken, but no comfort is found.
possessions are placed, goodbyes are said,
hes too young to be in his eternal bed.
he lived life to the fullest, always laughing,
he loved his family, his wife, and dancing.
at 17 he joined the army a promising career ahead,
at age 18 he proposed to his sweetheart, soon to be wed.
at just19 years old, he had his whole life left to live,
but his life was taken, when he had so much to give.

It gets to much for the mother and father,
crushed by grief, god is blamed by their anger.
the tears are seen the silence broken,
by the moans that mean more than any words spoken.
It’s time to leave him but it feels so wrong,
to leave him in there alone, just try to stay strong.
they leave the graveside a part of them still there,
feeling such sadness of loss and despair.
as the mother walks away,she looks back just once more,
her youngest child gone, a tragedy caused by war.

tragedy of war


Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Avery sad poem poem about war

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