World War I

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Rushed scribbles of war
Cry in mud’s suffocation
Sandbags promise death

Ghosted I am here,
from No man’s land’s melted snow
The shoebox is home

Red cross parcels drip
saturation of trench war
Sixteen million tears

Poppies lost petals
tears on Flanders’ knees in prayer
Keep our children safe


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

10 thoughts on “World War I”

  1. My grandparents fought in WWII and their stories still echo inside of me to this day.
    Masterfully written!
    Dajena 🙂


  2. I have a picture of my grandfather on my mother’s side on his horse as a young soldier – he went through both wars and it is shocking how today there are so many troubled hotspots boiling over. That and armed forces day spurred this intent. Thanks you for taking an interest, Dajena.


  3. Reblogged this on As it Comes and commented:

    This was for this month and armed forces day and now for to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Thank you. You will never be forgotten.
    Thank you for all your previous support too.


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