There But For Fortune

There But For Fortune

A Poem by Chris

gun metal sky weeps
dying in blood red farm fields
poppies breathe their last 

© 2021 Chris


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Chris - every time I read the word "poppies" I immediately remember the poem "In Flanders' Field.' Makes one wonder, will we, can we ever learn? "To you from failing hands, we throw the torch. Be it yours to hold on high, for you break faith with those who die, we shall not rest, though poppies grow in Flanders' Field.
Take care - Dave

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Chris

3 Weeks Ago

Flanders Fields such a poignant poem. Thank you so much Dave. All the best.

Chris



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Chris - every time I read the word "poppies" I immediately remember the poem "In Flanders' Field.' Makes one wonder, will we, can we ever learn? "To you from failing hands, we throw the torch. Be it yours to hold on high, for you break faith with those who die, we shall not rest, though poppies grow in Flanders' Field.
Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

3 Weeks Ago

Flanders Fields such a poignant poem. Thank you so much Dave. All the best.

Chris
Ah, this is so sad, emotional read

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Chris

3 Weeks Ago

Always sad Unspoken remembering those. Who have paid the ultimate price so that we have our freedom... read more
With few words, you convey what a tragedy war is. This world will never learn, it seems. The title caught my eye, it being a song written by Phil Ochs. (Also performed by Joan Baez)


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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Sam. Yes, the title I chose from the song which Joan Baez sang. Meant a great deal back in.. read more
War in any form is absolutely unfortunate. It brings death and destruction.... So any gentle and kind heart can weep seeing this destructoon

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris

1 Month Ago

Dear Sima, no one wins in war. We are all losers and how we all suffer as a result of it. Focusing o.. read more
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A poem to repost on my daughters birthdat, 11/11 :)
How any nation can ever claim to have "won" a war is beyond me. Never any winners.
Hi Christine, hope you are we'll and dry !

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris

1 Month Ago

No one wins in war Gee, and it's all kicked off again in Israel. Pity your daughter's birthday is on.. read more
A sadness is written here.
Deep and emotional.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris

1 Month Ago

There is a deep sadness when remembering the destruction wars brings and the lives sacrificed. Thank.. read more
So sad dearest Chris, and I can feel your tears and your heart's bleeding. how far humans can go driven by their greed. it's unfortunate that a place as wonderful as earth is filled with many of them ruining the beauty of it, and the beauty of humans bonds and connections.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you lightsong. Really appreciate you checking in.

Chris
a powerful write up
of the perilous times
in which we live

I suppose wars of
the world will always
be so.. and danger will
always prevail

well done



Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris

1 Month Ago

Have a good weekend Fran Marie and thanks for checking in.

Chris
Wow, such a wonderful imagery here, nicely written

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Kim for your review. Hope all is well with you.

Chris
Just Kim

1 Month Ago

yeah, all is good
In my country 1900 -2000 is known as our century of wars. Your verse certainly gives focus to the total cost and loss of those times. You reach deep when you write, very powerful.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Watercress. The cost was enormous and the grief lasting. So many young lives taken. Not su.. read more

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