Posts tagged “coffins

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted on February 2, 2012

Church bells toll loud, Wootton Basset stands still Silence descends, soldiers follow the drill Banners are lowered, heads bowed to the ground Grief swirls above them without any sound Families lock hands and hold back their tears For all loved ones gone, an end to their years For lives snatched away in a far off land Young men gone forever, like shifting sand The hearses glide past, the coffins in shrouds Emotions erupt, cries echo all around Small children sobbing, families distraught Move forward with flowers, deep in their thought They link arms together, share a last kiss For young sons departed, forever missed © Graham Walker 2012 Photo courtesy of  Flickr user jamesdellphotography.