57084  Poems Read Home Login

 selection

Uhknown Soldier


Some say they dug up six
Some, it was only four
Each from a different conflict
Of that bloody and cruel war.

They placed each on a stretcher
Concealed under a Union Jack;
One they chose at random,
The others they sent back
To lie again with comrades
In alien contested earth.
The chosen was returned
To the possible land of his birth.
Housed in an oaken coffin
With an old Crusader blade,
Interred with due ceremony
In a grave especially made.
We only know he died in war
And was British Empire blood
A symbol of all those who died
For a cause few understood.
A truly Unknown Warrior
There lest we forget
The sacrifice war brings.
A lesson not learned yet.
That War to end all Wars
Now nearly a century passed
May have been the bloodiest
But was certainly not the last.
The world's politicians
Still choose might
Secure in the knowledge
Others have to fight.

Some say they dug up six
Some, it was only four
Each from a different conflict
Of that bloody and cruel war.









©2000 - 2018 - 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 ]



dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
dreamweaver
poetic2050 Poetry by poetic2050 - Feedback and critique requested.  
poetic2050
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poet5170
Insomnia's Melancholy World - Dark, gothic, mood swings. critique requested.  
insomnia
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
countrypoet
recherche Poetry by recherche - Feedback and critique requested.  
recherche
Poetry by Brian - Wonderful Poems For Wonderful People Truly A Poem For Everyone. Uplifting, and Truthful.  
brianspose

dreamweaver     smallsteps      poet6958      allseasonsverse      terrasverse  View All Poets
Newest Item: LOOK AFTER YOUR HEART
Please, visit the site for the poem. Text on Picture is not visible here. ... More
Added: 2018-06-24  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites