There But For Fortune

There But For Fortune

A Poem by Chris Shaw

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

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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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 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

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

Chris



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Wow. What a powerful statement.


every now and then nature's fury becomes too powerful.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thank yous Dale. Appreciate your thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris
Excellent Chris, strong anti-War theme, and nice use of the Joan Baez classic in the title. 5-7-5 has its own magic certainly.

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much. Pleased you understood the title. I am a huge fan of Joan Baez. I had six attemp.. read more

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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