290178  Poems Read Home Login

 Irene's Treasure - Echoes of My Heart

The Red Baron

 photo RedBaronpoempic.jpg

TheRedBaron photo RedBaronPoetrypic.jpg

Red Baron Terror Of The Sky photo RedBaronPhotpoetry4.jpg

The spirits of history whispers in my ears
These are sad tales which should be shown
It's my blessed task by poetry to share
In my writings the truth will be known

One case of mystery wears a dark shroud
The chilling facts we can only surmise
Within the silence of a man's dark tomb
Hides the delicate truth of his demise

The Red Baron's tale urges me to write
About his short life, this is what I say
A brilliant pilot, quite a handsome guy
He passed on swiftly, in a vicious way

It's said he was the "Terror" of the sky
His deadly aim was a direct bull's eye
Angels wept as scared men lived no more
His strange legend is known world wide

His name stirs emotions inside our souls
The saga of the Red Baron riffles the tide
His tactics were different than we'd prefer
But none can say he shirked duty's call  

He knew in his heart the day would come
For him to hear the Grim Reaper's call
He lived as he died, brave to the end
Facing his fate like a solid brick wall

Although the Red Baron was an Ace Pilot
I cannot say he deserves full praise
The end results of WW1 speak for itself
The Red Baron's deadly era was a phase

The Allied Forces won the last victory
Oppression could not reign any more
Genocide hung its head in shame
Fear of the Baron flew out the door
My acknowledgement & gratitude goes to
my friend, Pilot William Young, who captured
my attention & my writer's interest
in The Red Baron's tale.

RedBaronpicturpoetryechoes photo pictredbaronpoempoem2.jpg

 photo RedBaronburialBertanglesCemeteryApril221918.jpg
The Red Baron was buried in Bertangle Cemetery on April 23, 1918.

'Find the enemy and shoot him down! All else is nonsense!'
 - Baron Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, German flying ace.

The Baron's aircraft was painted a bright red colour.
His enemies called it 'Le Petit Rouge' ("The Little Red").
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was the most
famous air ace of the World War 1.
He was born on 2 May 1892 in Breslau. Manfred von Richthofen
and was buried by the Allies in a small military cemetery
in Bertangles, France with full military honors. He was 25 years old
at the time of his death. His body was later moved to
a larger cemetery at Fricourt in 1925, it was moved again on
the behest of his brother, Karl Bolko, this time to Berlin,
where he was buried at Invaliden Cemetery in a large state funeral.
In a time of wooden and fabric aircraft, when 20 air victories ensured
a pilot's legendary status, the Red Baron shot down 80 enemy aircrafts
and went down in history as one of the greatest heroes to emerge from
World War I. on either side of the conflict.


©2000 - 2022, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

monique Message from Monique - Free videos for your poetry. Check them out Go to Poetry Poem youtube channel and get the embed  
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
malibupoetess Life Lines by Malibu Poetess - Straight forward prose and poetry on life, love, joy and disillusionment.  
norrie5 Message in poetry - personalised poetry, red heartshaped bottle extra special gift for a loved one  
waterdragon Our Next Poet Laureate! YAYA! - Remarkable contemporary poetry by award-winning author of Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)  
athanase Poetry by athanase - Feedback and critique requested.  

lostforwords     poetry2071      author3578      poetic2984      bonafidepoet  View All Poets
Newest Item: Never Been Loved.
She gives her love so freely, She wears her heart on her sleeve, Her heart i ... More
Added: 2024-03-05  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites