Memorial day poem.

Memorial day poem.

A Poem by Relic
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I post this every memorial day.

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Ellie, Ellie, ring your bell,
bring here all the boys,
Summon back the ones who died
from where they were deployed.

Bandage up their arms and legs,
Take away their fears.
Erase the flashbacks in their minds
that always re-appear.

Tell them it was just a dream,
The bloody fields are dry.
Pretend you never heard of war
in case they wonder why.

Don't forget the oceans blue,
there you'll find our men.
The ones who flew, or sailed the ships
that never rose again.

When at last, they've all come home
and no more tears are shed,
Ellie, they'll be no more taps,
ring your bell instead.

© 2017 Relic



Author's Note

Relic
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

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Wow! Spot on! I love your poem because it doesn't glorify war or contribute to hero worship. The rhythm and rhyme are great but the way you drive home the reality of war is outstanding.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you Ellen. :)
Profound image and poem. Eloquent powerful words. Musicality, dirgelike cadence and solemn rhyme to honor so many brave dead. We thank those that served and serve so courageously and selflessly. Your poem is a fitting tribute and testament to them. Thank you Relic.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Annette. :)
It's hard to believe there's a Memorial Day poem without reference to Flanders Fields......perhaps it's a Canadian thing to do such, then. This poem is fantastic as is! It starts with a bang and ends with a kicker. And conveys its solemn message in a powerful way. Well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks very much, Emi. :)
Oh my... poetry like this can never bandage the feelings of this time. Hearing, reading the memories of old soldiers, of those who've fought more recently.. You'd think there'd be a gentle stand worldwide to stop it from happening again.. each and every nation.. wouldnt you. As said, When will they ever learn.. .. '

(My writing's going up in a few minutes, put them up too early, upset me, but they need an airing.. or maybe should shout from the rooftops.. one or two might hear, you never know.. just one or two)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

I appreciate your review emma, thank you.
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Gee
Spot on for memorial day Relic. Loved this. Hauntingly sad.
My daughter born on this day, 17 today.
Have just posted a poem of this ilk myself if you care to have a butchers.
C

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks Gee, I'll be checking it out.
I felt a lump in my throat as I scrolled down the page, swallowing hard. It's a signature style of your's I've come to expect!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks so much for reading Kelly. :)
Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

My pleasure!

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