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One hundred years on and


Old enemies are now friends


So often the way of the world


After conflicts ends.


And that War 


To End All Wars


Just laid the foundations


For so many more.


 


From Suvla Bay to Basra,


To our modern days,


The world remains ruled by


Ever more aggressive ways.


Do the  shades of the fallen


From a Valhalla somewhere


Look at the turning world


And sigh with despair.


 


Was their sacrifice wasted:


Were any lessons learned;


Did the people benefit


From any victory earned.


Do they draw the curtains


Shut out the view


Very little changes


Very little is new.


 


One hundred years further on


A very different where and when


May greet those restless shades 


With curtains drawn back again:


A new world maybe emerged


With conflicts all long done,


That War To End All wars


Having finally been won.


 


 


 


 



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Shades - A Poem For ANZAC Day