Remember Me

Remember Me

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

A field so far from English shores
where poppies thrive for all to see.
In quiet moments touched by sun
a call is heard "Remember me".
"Remember me is all I ask,
my task complete my days are done,
my sacrifice to keep you free".

From tyranny no wars are won
for death destroys, brings agony
and sorrow eats at human hearts.
When eyes are blind and minds are set
and tolerance a word that's lost,
just stand, reflect and think again.
The ones you love will bear the cost.

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw



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A solemn but necessary tribute to all those who fell during the prolonged hostilities of 'The Great War' ... the so called 'war to end all wars'.. and maybe, just possibly the greatest misnomers of all time, simply because we seem to have learnt so very little in the last 100 years... despite our memory to date remaining true.... a well worded, ragged and real bit o poetry here our Chris..

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Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

absolutely, they reckon around 80 million individual souls died in conflict, or as a result of it..... read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Made sure my teenagers bought their poppies and realise how fortunate they are in comparison to thos.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Bless ya Chris... both of mine seem to have/share my own deep and personal interest in WW1... x



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Lovely poem, Christine. Full of wisdom. I like the line "From tyranny, now wars are won"

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Hours Ago

Appreciate your visit Jerry. Thank you so much.

Chris
A beautiful solemn tribute to the ones who sacrificed themselves for us all.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Hours Ago

Thank you Dawn. The least I can do is honour them in a poem. They gave so much.

Chris
Dawn

2 Hours Ago

That is so true Chris, they gave their life to save us all.
Reminds me of how connected I feel to the loss when I hear in Flanders field. In my home town there are marble plaques with all those that died, in too small lettering as there were so many from the town to give them the space their actions merited. And that town is not alone, all along the length and breadth of the country, you can see these memorials with too many names, reminding us of what we have to be grateful for.
A fitting tribute for the centenary of hell ending.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Days Ago

Thank you Lorry. Every part of the country suffered, some more than others. We must never forget.read more
You leave me with nothing to say dear Chris, how Your words spoke of and to me, only the depths of my heart can tell, this would be with no doubt my most favorite special poem from You, a true masterpiece of peace and love.

100000.../100 if I could.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

6 Days Ago

Thank you dear Light. Pleased my words are valued by you. Many thanks yous.

Chris
And remember we must! It’s all we can do. All the tribute we can really give the lost soldiers. Whichever side, whatever cause, a soldier dies fighting for a cause to which he stays loyal to his life’s end. Your words profoundly underline that no one escapes the tough repercussions of war! A very thoughtful tribute, Chris.

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Dhara_Ditzy Kat

6 Days Ago

Aww...kittens are adorable! I wish I could come visit! Just give her my regards Chris! 💕
Christine Anne Shaw

6 Days Ago

Little tabby, gorgeous she is. Well I think she'"s a she,!!!
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

6 Days Ago

I’m glad ‘she’ is! Nothing to beat kittens. Cuteness overload! Thanks for sharing her with me .. read more
Powerful and wonderful words shared my friend. I lost many to war. My friend's brother painted on his fence after he was killed in Iraq. Freedom isn't free. I seen the Europe WW2 graveyards. Make you understand. Once stood great men. Thank you Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks Coyote for your response. How right that is, Freedom isn't free. All that sacrifice. The.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are right dear Chris and you are welcome. We must remember the great people.
That first stanza is absolutely amazing to me. I love the imagery and think the repetition of “Remember me” is perfect.

The second stanza I think has a powerful message that is depicted well. I also like how it ends in a rhyme that kind of helps to bring the poem to a close with that strong ending line.


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you for that lovely review. Pleased to see you here.

Chris
H L Rose

1 Week Ago

Of course!
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month....we remember. It was supposed to be the war t end all wars and yet so many have perished in wars since then. Yes, we must think and remember what has been lost before more is lost. Heartfelt poem for Veteran's Day, Chris. Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks Lydi** Important to remember the sacrifice made by others. Your review appreciated.
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A skillfully crafted cerebral tribute to 'The Great War'. :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks for your review. Pleased that you should call on my page.

Chris
Fitting tribute to those brave men who gave their very all: sacrificed their lives by taking the fall. Let pride and honor be the gift we give to those who answered to the call. Thank you for sharing this poignant piece.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you kitty for calling and for your most appropriate response. All good wishes.

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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So happy to be here at Writerscafe, have received such a lovely warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading lots of poetry and getting to know many of the talented poets here. Happy to review, but h.. more..

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